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
Polish rate: 59%
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.