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Made with Masumi's number seven yeast, turns even non-sake drinkers into instant fans

Our summer fresh junmai sake, opens with a mildly fruity aroma and taste, then closes with a clean, dry finish.

Name: Namazake
Type:   Junmai Nama
Availability:   April to September
Ingredients:   Rice, Water, Koji, Yeast
Rice:   Miyama Nishiki (Nagano Pref.)
Milling rate:   Koji; 55%; Plain: 60%
Yeast:   No. 7
Alcohol:   14% range
SMV:   - 0.4
Acidity:   1.5
Amino acidity:   0.6
Serving temperature:   Chilled (10C range)
Storage:   Refrigerate

Flavor & fragrance profile

Master brewer's comments

This year's Namazake shows number seven yeast's gentle fruit aromas very beautifully; it seems more like a ginjo-class sake in character, and is clean and fresh at the finish. This unpasteurized brew will become sweeter with time, so enjoy it as it develops over the summer.

Food pairing suggestions

Fresh salads, grilled meats, foods with Japanese spices like ginger, wasabi, and yuzu pepper.