Junmai Daiginjo Genshu Sake 300ml - Akashi-tai

Akashi-tai

Junmai Daiginjo Genshu Sake 300ml

£25.00

Akashi-Tai drop everything for two months in winter to make this stunning sake. In fact the master brewer is rumoured to watch koji (the cooked rice inoculated with cultures that kick starts the fermentation) for 72 hours without sleeping. The effort that goes into this incredible rice wine makes its modest price almost laughable.

This is further backed up by the extent of the milling process. The more you polish the rice, the smoother and more delicate and aromatic the final sake. Akashi-Tai mill the highly prized Yamadanishiki rice grains for this Junmai Daiginjo to a ratio of 38%, meaning that 62% of the grain is gently and painstakingly rubbed away. Most sake is diluted down, but this is bottled “genshu”, i.e. at full strength. What you’ll find inside a glass of Akashi-Tai Junmai Daiginjo Genshu Sake is like a spring breeze carrying scents of lily, crisp pear, tarragon, honey, lemon sorbet, mown lawns, peony, sage butter, orange zest and melon. It’s an incredible beverage and one that deserves a place among the world’s fine wines. Sip alongside delicate dishes, simply cooked fresh seafood, crunchy salads or rice and pickles.

This beloved company has been experimenting in the world of sake since 1856 in the fishing port of Akashi on Osaka Bay in Hyogo prefecture. The artisanal Akashi-Tai brewery takes the latter part of its name from the sea bream that the locals are famed for catching. Everything is done very traditionally, all by hand, and in tiny batches. What they don’t know about rice, simply isn’t worth knowing.

£8.33 per 100.00ml

SKU No.: 2813598

Style No.: 703751

Country: Japan
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 16%
Volume: 300ml

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