Moon Bloom 'Junmai Daiginjo' | Tortoise General Store
Moon Bloom 'Junmai Daiginjo' | Tortoise General Store
Moon Bloom 'Junmai Daiginjo' | Tortoise General Store
Moon Bloom 'Junmai Daiginjo' | Tortoise General Store

Moon Bloom 'Junmai Daiginjo'

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This product is available for in-store pickup or shipping to California only.

$10 extra for signature required shipment and handling fee will be charged at check out.

Moon Bloom 'Junmai Daiginjo' has ricey, powdery aromas with hints of sweet melon and pea shoot stems. Its robust palate will linger on your tongue and lips and is reminiscent of horchata and light-stage caramel. It is clean, off-dry, and uncomplicated, with a subtle sweetness best appreciated when served cold.

Brewery: Wakabayashi Jozo
Region: Nagano
Special Designation Grade: Junmai Daiginjo
Rice Polishing Rate: 49% (51% milled away)
Rice: Miyamanishiki
Alcohol: 15%
Serve: Chilled



Founded in 1896, Wakabayashi Jozo (Brewery) has been family run for over 120 years. 5th Generation Master Brewer, Mami Wakabayashi is the first female to run their brewery, and one of the very few female Master Brewers (Toji) in Japan. (Less than 3% of all breweries in Japan are run by a female Toji.)

Her new "Moon Bloom" line was inspired by Wakabayashi Brewery’s namesake, "Tsukiyoshino” (moon cherry blossoms). It was also inspired by the Tale of the Princess Kaguya, one of Japan’s oldest legends, a story of a beautiful woman from the moon who one day visits the earth.

Her sakes are made in small batches with low-temperature fermentation, permitting the yeast time to develop complex aromas ideal for the subtlety required in sake making. Not only does Nagano provide clean water for brewing, it also creates ideal climatic conditions for rice cultivation, which Wakabayashi uses to her advantage. Moon Bloom uses delicate-tasting Miyamanishiki and Hitogokochi rice locally sourced from Nagano Prefecture. 

Rice, water, yeast, koji  


Serving Instructions:
Serve chilled.

All sake is final sale.

All alcohol shipments require an adult signature. Please ship your package where someone over 21 can sign for it.

We are not responsible for heat-related issues, and we do not offer ice packs because melting ice packs can compromise the integrity of cardboard boxes in transit, risking damage to your package. Please consider the weather when placing your order, especially during the summer.