Uehara Shuzo - Soma no Tengu

Uehara Shuzo - Soma no Tengu

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Junmai • Pure Rice Sake
Ginjo • Rice polished to 60% or less
Muroka • No charcoal filtration
Nama • Unpasteurised
Genshu • Undiluted
Usunigori • Lightly cloudy


Rice: Yamada Nishiki
Yeast: #10
Alcohol: 17.5%
Polish rate: 59%
Format: 720ml

This is Usunigori sake. 'Usu' means 'thin' in Japanese and this is a reference to the very finest part of the sediment from fermentation being retained and added back into the brew at bottling after pressing the sake the slow way - using rocks tied to a beam. This technique gives the sake a creamy texture and a flavourful 'ricey-ness' as well as a fine acidic lift on the finish.

What you can expect:

A flavour that can be described as 'roasted onion soup' with its rich umami and creamy mouthfeel. Very very delicious.

Serve cool, not cold.