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Arabashiri

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The first new sake of the brewing year

A limited winter bottling, fresh and punchy without pasteurization or dilution. Sweet and tangy fruit elements with a clean, crisp backstop make this a great pairing with rich winter foods.

Name: Arabashiri
Type:   Junmai Nama Genshu
Availability:   November to April
Ingredients:   Rice, Water, Koji, Yeast
Rice:   Koji: Hitogokochi (Nagano Pref.)
Plain: Miyama Nishiki (Nagano Pref.)
Milling rate:   60%
Yeast:   No. 7, house
Alcohol:   17%
SMV:   -1
Acidity:   2.0
Amino acidity:   1.0
Serving temperature:   Chilled (10C range)
Storage:   Refrigerate

Flavor & fragrance profile

Master brewer's comments

Fruit aroma and a brilliant acidity make this new sake clean and fresh. It has a remarkably light and crisp finish for a junmai. Unpasteurized, it will grow in sweetness and depth with time.

Food pairing suggestions

Fish marinated in sake kasu or koji; foods made with cheese and other dairy products.