JP-HOB-01-20

Yamahai Junmai Sake, 'Pastoral Beauty', Hojo Biden

Yamahai Junmai Sake, 'Pastoral Beauty', Hojo Biden
  • 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.

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