The Yumatogawa Sake Brewery offers patrons the Yaemon, a Junmai Ginjo. The sake is of the Fukushima Prefecture. This part of Japan is also known as the ‘water county’ because of the fresh water that is available here all through the year. The snow fed water is used by the brewery to cultivate sake rice in traditional ways that don’t use pesticides and fertilizers. The Yaemon is light, smooth, slightly sweet and delicious. It has a subtle aroma and flavor of rice and a short finish. The Yaemon can be enjoyed with foods such as sushi, sashimi and western dishes like crepes and calzones.
The Yamatogawa Brewery was founded in 1790. The Fukushima Prefecture is well known as a fertile region for rice production. Abundant fresh water from the heavy winter snows gives this place the name”Water County”. Yamatogawa produces the rice in company-owned rice fields. The rice is grown with environmentally friendly methods, such as minimal insecticide and no chemical fertilizers.