Sumikawa Brewery

Junmai Ginjo Sake 'Asian Beauty - Super Dry'

Junmai Ginjo Sake, 'Asian Beauty - Super Dry', Toyo Bijin
  • Gorgeous fruity, allspice, nutmeg notes up front but finishes bone dry
  • Perfect style to cut through fatty foods
  • Yamada Nishiki rice milled to 55%

A bit of a stretch for brewer-owner Sumikawa-san, this Junmai Ginjo steps outside of his normally luscious and full bodied style to produce a sake that starts with gorgeous tropical fruit of melon and banana and then shifts to a rippingly dry finish that evokes allspice and nutmeg.  The fruit notes are coaxed out of Yamada Nishiki rice milled to 55% and Sumikawa-san’s careful brewing preserves those nuances while coaxing out the uniquely spicy finish. That balance of fruit and spice makes for a terrific pairing with richer foods like otoro sashimi, tonkotsu ramen or roast pork loin.

Info

Vintage:
NV
Country:
Japan
Region:
Yamaguchi
Appellation:
Yamaguchi Prefecture
Variety:
Yamada Nishiki Rice

Sizes Available

Full Bottle JP-SMK-20-NV 12/720ml
Half Bottle JP-SMK-20-NVH 24/300ml

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