Yonezawa Sake Brewery, Nakagawamura no Tamako, Tokubetsu Junmai
Tokubetsu (Special) Junmai made from sake rice in Nakagawamura by unique Sakasou filtering. Relatively dry and clear taste.
Explanation by Nigel Hay, a Kiwi sake brewer at Yonezawa sake brewery
Type of sake: Tokubetsu Junmai
Alcohol content: 16%
Sake rice: Miyama Nishiki
Characteristic of the sake:
This sake is the spring-themed sake with the pink label matching Japan’s iconic cherry blossoms. This sake is made entirely with Miyama Nishiki sake rice grown locally in Nakagawa Village. It starts out with a gentle muscat grape aroma which over time settles down to more of a aroma that makes you think of honey. Despite having a sweet aroma, the taste itself isn’t sweet, rather it is rich with a fine balance of acidity and umami.
For those of you that enjoy hot sake, this tastes fantastic not just chilled, but also at nuru-kan (40°C).
Recommended food to pair with: Given the harmony between the acidity and umami of this sake, it goes well with a large variety of food.
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