Sumikawa Brewery

Junmai Ginjo Sake 'Asian Beauty - Super Dry'

Junmai Ginjo Sake, 'Asian Beauty - Super Dry', Toyo Bijin

Junmai Ginjo Sake, 'Asian Beauty - Super Dry', Toyo Bijin

Brewery: Sumikawa Shuzo • Prefecture: Yamaguchi • ABV: 15% • Rice: Yamada Nishiki milled to 55% • Sake Meter Value: +15 • Acidity: 1.6

  • Light fruit, very dry, cinnamon notes.
  • Initial fruity sensation of melon and banana, shifts to a spicy-dry finish of cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Balance of fruit and spice makes for a terrific pairing with richer foods like a bowl of tonkotsu ramen, roast pork loin or otoro sashimi.
  • Best served slightly chilled at 50F.

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