The very bottle that destroyed the concept that Sake has to be brewed by sake-rice grown in Japan, and open a new door of possibllities – “Kamoshibito Kuheiji was born in Camarge”(醸し人九平次 CAMARGEに生まれて、)
Banjo Sake Brewery discovered the potential of producing SAKE in France back in 2006. In the south of France, near Arles, in the delta where the Rhone River flows into the Mediterranean Sea, the area around the natural park is Camargue – one of the very rare rice growing regions in France. Local rice farmers started cultivation in this area in 2014. In the fall of 2015,they successfully harvested the indigenous rice named “Manobi”.
The following year, the sake-rice “Manobi” was brought back to Nagoya,where the brewery is located, after being stored and matured for a year.
Through all this history, this bottle of sake was born in the dazzling sunshine of southern France and the lush mineral-taste is reminiscent of the Mediterranean sea breezes. Herb-bitterness and citrus-acidity gives a strong after-taste to leave an impression. Put down the number “43.67095,4.477772” as shown in the bottle in Google map, you will see a map of where Manobi is grown.
Since 2016, red wine is also produced in Burgundy under the brand “DOMAINE KUHEIJI”, For a sake brewery constantly seeking changes and new possibilities, it truly worths a try!
Brand: Kamoshibito Kuheiji was born in Camarge”(醸し人九平次 CAMARGEに生まれて、)