Ginjo-shu Category : 17Manufacturers
Ginjo-shu by Kanazawa-yeast Category : 13 Manufacturers
The Kanazawa Regional Taxation Bureau Sake Awards 2020 were held for Ginjo-shu (see Note 1) entered from among sake manufacturers of the three Hokuriku prefectures. This year's sake quality evaluations, which were conducted between March 18and March 23, considered 132entries from 45manufacturers in the Ginjo-shu category, as well as 77entries from33manufacturers in the Ginjo-shu by Kanazawa-yeast (see Note 2) category.
Based on the results of the quality evaluation, 17manufacturers for the Ginjo-shu category and 13manufacturers for the Ginjo-shu by Kanazawa-yeast category were selected as winners of the Honor Prize. The Regional Commissioner presented the manufacturers and chief sake brewers with award certificates. For the names of the winners, etc., please refer to the attachment “List of Prize Winners”
This brewing season was characterized by a historically warm winter with little snow, and as such was a year that required scrupulous attention to temperature management during production.
Under such conditions, thanks to the unsurpassed technical skills by the the toji (the sake brewmaster) and manufacturing staff, this year's season of Hokuriku sake has proven excellent quality.
Many sake entries to this year's Sake Awards were meticulously brewed using the finest ingredients. With flowery bouquets and a crisp, clean taste that still managed to showcase the delicious flavor of the rice, they were without exception sakes of refined quality.
I fully expect that these high-quality, refined sakes will earn high acclaim from a great many consumers, and together with the richness of our culinary traditions, such as seafood sourced from the Sea of Japan, will in many ways contribute to the further enhancement of Hokuriku's reputation.
Office of Analysis and Brewing Technology
Kanazawa Regional Taxation Bureau