Yamagata Masamune Malola

Yamagata Masamune Malola

Yamagata Masamune Malola

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An experimental and unique sake, designed to pair well with high quality artisanal Parma ham—the brewery is also the official agent of the Italian Tanara ham producers. This is the first sake in the world to be brewed using malolactic fermentation (MLF), which is used in winemaking. MLF is a fermentation method in which malic acid is converted into lactic acid. This gives the sake a smooth and mellow taste. Warming it up brings out a subtle acidity and spiciness that evoke the notes of a cosy mulled cider.

TYPE: Junmai ginjo sake

COLOUR: Clear pale lemon green

OUR TASTING NOTES: Chardonnay-like creamy and oaky aroma, with notes of green apple. On the palate, a mellow and well-rounded texture with a distinctive acidity of apples and green pears.

FOOD PAIRING: Pan-fried scallops with butter sauce; soft cheese; Parma ham with mozzarella. The brewers recommend pairing it with both Western and Japanese dishes, and even with desserts.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Enjoy chilled (8-12 ºC) or gently warmed up (35-40 ºC)

STORAGE: Store in a dry and cool place. Avoid direct sunlight.


Japanese name: 山形正宗 まろら
Brewery: Mitobe Sake Brewery (Yamagata prefecture)
Size: 720 ml
ABV: 15%
Rice polishing rate: 60%
Ingredients: water, Dewasansan rice (Yamagata), koji, yeast

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Option1: Delivery 

We currently ship only within the UK.

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Delivery fee (up to 6 bottles):

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England, Wales and Scotland 

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Northern Ireland


Isle of Man & Jersey



*We currently do not ship to Isle of Wight, Isle of Scilly, Highlands and Offshore Islands. We ask for your patience until we can accept deliveries from the areas in the future.


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Please contact us by email (info@sakecollective.uk) if you are ordering more than 6 bottles. There will be additional £0.25 extra charge per 1kg.


Option2: Click and Collect

No delivery fees are required. Please remember to bring your valid proof of age ID with you when you visit our store for a pick up. 


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