Usunigori

(Spring Snow)

Bottled fresh and allowed to continue fermenting, this sake retains a soft effervescence and a light cloudiness reminiscent of a snow shower in the spring.

  • Junmai Ginjo
  • Masumi No. 7 Yeast
  • Rice polished to 55% remaining
  • 16% alcohol
  • Unpasteurized, undiluted, unapologetic
うすにごり

Usunigori means "lightly cloudy" and is so named because it is bottled with a splash of fermenting mash. The result is a slightly sparkling sake with aromas of melons and pears leading to sweet and tangy flavors nicely pillowed by its cloudiness.

Name
Usunigori (Spring Snow)
Type
Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu
Availability
March to May
Ingredients
Rice, water, koji, yeast
Rice
Hitogokochi (Nagano Pref.), Yamada Nishiki (Hyogo Pref.), Miyama Nishiki (Nagano Pref.)
Polishing rate
55% remaining
Alcohol
16%
Serving temperature
Chilled
Storage
Refrigerate

Volumes

1800ml, 720ml