Yamahai Junmai Sake 'Pastoral Beauty'
- Bold style meant to pair with rich local Kyushu cuisine
- Notes of honey, almonds and vanilla
- Yamada Nishiki rice milled to 70%
The Hojo Biden Yamahai Junmai is a unique expression from a great Kyushu brewery, a bold sake designed to match the rich flavors of the local Fukuoka cuisine. Brewed a touch sweeter than a common sake, the off dry flavor is balanced by a stronger alcohol presence of 16-17% and higher than average acid from the yamahai brewing process. The labor intensive and time consuming yamahai process also contributes a distinctive creaminess that leaps out.
Nose of honey, almonds and vanilla, and the sweetness and acid give it a depth and body to stand up to rich cuisine like grilled mackerel, miso marinated pork loin or spicy hot pot.