Junmai Daiginjo Sake, 'Asian Beauty - Ichiban Matoi'
Junmai Daiginjo Sake, 'Asian Beauty - Ichiban Matoi', Toyo Bijin
Brewery: Sumikawa Shuzo • Prefecture: Yamaguchi • ABV: 16% • Rice: Yamada Nishiki milled to 40% • Sake Meter Value: +6
- Dense, complex, medium full bodied sake with a touch of sweetness.
- Notes of fresh strawberry, ripe melon and papaya.
- Pair with lighter fare like fluke or salted and grilled vegetables, this also makes for a pleasantly surprising pairing with fresh fruit.
A beautifully dense and complex sake, the Ichiban Matoi contains notes of fresh tropical fruit like melon, papaya and strawberry. Gorgeous aromatics, the sake itself is soft with a pleasant off dry flavor, but balanced by a light acidity. A bracing, lively and racy example of the Daiginjo category. Enjoyable on its own or with lighter fare like fluke or salted and grilled vegetables, this also makes for a pleasantly surprising pairing with fresh fruit.
Yamada Nishiki Rice