This sake is a "session" style, does not weigh down the palate and can be consumed on its own as well as it matches with food, conveys the feeling of an "endless summer." Fuller in body than most "Tokubetsu Honjozo" due to the higher mineral content in the water. From the "surfer" region of Japan, this bright, refreshing sake has a distinctly oceanic salinity.More info
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Although this sake is not made using the same apple yeast as the daiginjos in the Maboroshi line, this junmai ginjo still shows green apple fruit. It also reflects the Hiroshima style, which is described as “kirei,” a Japanese word meaning both “clean” and “pretty.” Overall a light and delicate junmai ginjo; lower in aroma and fruit than many ginjos. Representative of the Hiroshima region which is known for soft water and crisp flavors. Serve chilled with tuna steak, yakitori, and tempura.More info
This brewery created their brand, Izumo Fuji, to celebrate two Japanese symbols, one local, the other national- the Izumo Taisha, one of Japan’s oldest Shinto shrines, and Mount Fuji. This junmai ginjo is made from Yamada Nishiki rice, the famous sake rice varietal which is associated with Hyogo prefecture. Izumo Fuji, however, used Yamada Nishiki grown in their prefecture, Shimane. The brewery is located in the town of Izumo, home to one of Japan’s oldest Shinto shrines. On the nose, it shows pineapple, candied sugar, and pear. On the palate it is juicy, soft and melting.More info
Fukucho’s female brewery owner, MihoImada, is also the Toji – a rarity in Japan to have both jobs done by the same person. Miho-san’s passion and curiosity for sake brewing is truly amazing. To date, she has revived a local heirloom rice that was out of use for hundreds of years, created her own hybrid yeast starter, and experimented with brewing sake using white koji. There are around 30 female Toji's in Japan, but when Miho-san started brewing, there were far fewer. Her extreme dedication to her craft encourages the future of women in this industry. This sake is a sparkling style, made through secondary fermentation in bottle. Miho-san uses a little white koji in this sake, resulting in citrus notes and refreshing finish. TASTING NOTES: Crisp notes of lemon-lime and apple aromas with a soft, frothy finish.More info
Cloudy white marble color. Bright circus peanut, poached pear, and honey ice cream aromas follow through on a soft, supple entry to a fruity medium-to-full body with balanced sweet creamy custard, Asian pear sorbet, and water chestnut notes. Finishes with a long, honey toasted nut, mineral, and crystalized ginger fade.More info