IWC #1 Sake Brewer of the Year 2019 & 2020 - Heiwa Shuzou
In its 37th year, the International Wine Challenge (IWC) is accepted as the world’s most rigorous, impartial and influential annual wine competition.
With the goal to create the new standard for next generation Sake in Japan, Heiwa Shuzo brings us “KID” Junmai Daiginjo. Brewed to be enjoyed for special occasions, this sake offers refreshing a fruity aroma followed by an elegant and rich taste of sake rice. "KID" Junmai Daiginjo has well balanced acidity that gives way to a clean finish. This sake is a great accompaniment to food.
Located in a Wakayama valley lies what was once orignally built as a temple, but now stands as Heiwa Shuzou - renamed after the end of the Second Wolrd War (Heiwa 平和 translates to "peace" or "harmony"). While the brewery has been making sake for four generations, the KID brand itself is quite young, only having started production about 10+ years ago.
Classification: Junmai Daiginjo
Prefecture: Wakayama, Japan
Polishing Ratio: 50%
Sake Meter Value: +2
Yeast: K901, K1801
Water: Koyasan Nansui
Size: 720 ml