By yeast type

On yeast there is a debate!

What you need to know is that unlike wine where the grapes are just pressed, in sake the rice is polished, rinsed and then steamed to make it gelatinous, so that after all these steps the rice is free of its indigenous yeasts. Traditionally, it was the yeasts in the air that transformed the sugar into alcohol. The problem in this case is that as long as there is not enough lactic acid in the yeast starter(called shubo or motto) to protect the fermenting juice, undesirable bacteria and yeasts can develop. There is a fairly high risk that they will spoil and give a bad taste to the sake. Sometimes even in the case of insufficient yeast, the fermentation cannot be completed. Sometimes, by chance, in the brewery environment, a dominant and good quality yeast would develop.

At the turn of the century, scientists succeeded in isolating sake yeasts for conducting sake fermentation. This was a revolution in sake production, as it greatly improved the quality of sake. Today, there are many types of selected yeasts. The most commonly used are yeasts No. 6, 7 and 9. Recently some breweries, very much influenced by the natural wine movement which is very fashionable in Japan, are reverting to indigenous yeasts, these sake are often very acidic, probably due to the lack of lactic acid at the beginning of the fermentation, sometimes the lactic acid will develop too much which will give a yoghurt-like taste to the sake

Yeast kuratsuki kobo

  • Hiokizakura Junmai Kimoto Ghoriki

    47,00 92,00 
  • Hiokizakura Junmai Kimoto Tamasakae

    47,00 94,00 
  • Hiokizakura Junmai Kimoto Omachi

    50,00 100,00 

Yeast Rokugo n°6

  • Rokugo Junmai Nama

    15,00 76,00 
  • Rokugo Junmai

    33,00 76,00 
  • Hiokizakura Junmai Ginjo Densho Ghoriki

    54,00 108,00 

Yeast Nanago n°7

  • Hiokizakura Junmai Muroka

    43,00 86,00 
  • Hiokizakura Junmai Tokubetsu Nama Muroka « Yama Shitataru »

    44,00 88,00 
  • Tansawasan Shuho Junmai

    47,00 94,00 
  • Tansawasan Shuho Junmai Nama Muroka Genshu

    47,00 94,00 
  • Hiokizakura Hachiwaribiki Junmai Muroka Nigori

    47,00 94,00 
  • Daichi Junmai

    47,00 104,00 
  • Yushin blue Junmai Ginjo Namachozo

    51,00 52,00 
  • Hiokizakura Yama Nemuru Junmai Shiboritate Nama Genshu Muroka

    51,00 102,00 
  • Ryu Wakamizu Junmai Nama Muroka Genshu

    52,00 104,00 
  • Uzen Shiraume Junmai Ginjo Yamahai Namazume

    52,00 110,00 
  • Uzen Shiraume Junmai Ginjo Chirori Namazume

    52,00 112,00 
  • Tansawasan Reyho Junmai

    53,00 108,00 
  • Ryu Gohyakumangoku Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu

    53,00 106,00 
  • Ryu Miyamanishiki Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu

    53,00 106,00 
  • Ryu Kame-no-O Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu

    68,00 136,00 
  • Hiokizakura Junmai Fushu Ghoriki

    86,00 
  • Hikomago Junmai Ginjo Nanago

    3.200,00 10.000,00 

Yeast Kyugo n°9

  • Senkame Junmai Nama Nigori Sparkling

    14,00 
  • Shinkame Junmai

    24,00 96,00 
  • Shinkame Junmai Nama Nigori Sparkling

    25,00 56,00 
  • Hanafubuki Junmai

    43,00 86,00 
  • Ayaka Junmai Binkakoi Namazume

    45,00 96,00 
  • Hikomago Junmai

    850,00 4.000,00 
  • Hanafubuki Junmai

    900,00 3.400,00 
  • Shinkame Junmai

    900,00 3.600,00 
  • Shinkame Junmai Nama Sweet 14

    1.500,00 
  • Mahoto Junmai

    1.500,00 3.400,00 
  • Kotori no saezuri Junmai Ginjo

    3.200,00 10.000,00 
  • Hikomago junmai daiginjo

    4.000,00 16.000,00 
  • Shinkame Junmai Ginjo Muroka Nama 2013

    4.500,00 
  • Shinkame Junmai Ginjo Nama Funakuchi 2013

    7.500,00 
  • Shinkame junmai Dai koshu 1983

    8.500,00 12.000,00 
  • Hikomago Junmai Ginjo nama Kase nigori Sparkling Koshu

    10.000,00 
  • Hikomago Junmai Daiginjo
    Funakuchi 2001,02,03

    12.000,00 
  • Hikomago Junmai Daiginjo
    Funakuchi 2010,17

    12.000,00 
  • Toki no nagare junmai ginjo
    Dai koshu blend 1984,85,86

    17.000,00 

Yeast n°24

Yeast Yamagata Kobo

  • KOIKAWA Junmai

    25,00 106,00 
  • Uzen Shiraume Honoka Junmai Namazume

    42,00 85,00 
  • Usen Shiraume Honoka Junmai Nama Genshu Shiboritate

    45,00 
  • Uzen TAWARAYUKI Junmai Ginjo Tsuyahime

    49,00 98,00 
  • Usen Shiraume Tawarayuki junmai ginjo Nama Shiboritate yamadanishiki&dewakirari

    52,00 98,00 
  • Usen Shiraume Tawarayuki junmai ginjo Nama Genshu Shiboritate Tsuyahime

    52,00 104,00 
  • Usen Shiraume Tawarayuki junmai ginjo Nama Shiboritate Yukiwakamaru

    52,00 98,00 
  • Usen Shiraume Tawarayuki junmai ginjo Nama Shiboritate yamadanishiki&miyamanishiki

    57,00 114,00