Brewed in the depths of winter and bottled fresh, this sake retains a light cloudiness reminiscent of a snow shower in the spring. Aroma suggesting melons and pears leads into sweet and tangy flavors nicely pillowed by its cloudiness.
｛ Master brewer's comments ｝
This year's rice kept its integrity during fermentation, so Usunigori is lighter, drier, and has more fruity and flowery aromas.
｛ Food pairing suggestions ｝
hearty western dishes like hamburger and meat stews, fish and meat grills, spicy dishes
|Type: Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu|
|Availability: February to May|
|Ingredients: Rice, Water, Koji, Yeast|
|Rice: Koji: Hitogokochi (Nagano Pref.)
Plain: Miyama Nishiki (Nagano Pref.)
|Polishing rate: 55%|
|Alcohol: 17% range|
|Amino acidity: 1.4|
|Serving temperature: Chilled (10C range)|