クラシック 仙禽 無垢 純米大吟醸
JUNMAI DAIGINJYO from TOCHIGI PREFECTURE
Best serve COLD
LIGHT • DRY • FRUITY • CLEAN
Kazuki Usui is the 11th generation of his family’s sake company, Senkin. When he was 20 years old, he heard of the first Japanese sommelier, and he promptly quit business school to study wine. With the knowledge of beverages he gained, he came to realize that his family’s sake was far from adequate; the quality had slid over the decades in an effort to keep costs down and the business afloat. So when he proposed a new direction, the family was eager to listen, and they began focusing on a French-style estate model. In fact, their sakes are known for their higher acidity levels, closer to those that of western wines than many of their contemporaries.
Their motto is “Yokei na koto shinai,” meaning do nothing unnecessary. This philosophy guides how the rice is farmed and the brewing is undertaken. The hand-cultivated rice fields are all within a 5 minute drive of the brewery. The rice is milled at the brewery. Fermentation is achieved via wild yeasts from the air. The same water that irrigates the rice is used for brewing. True terroir sake.
Gentle fruity notes of pineapple, banana, and lemon peel balanced with subtle umami and a dry finish.
Brewed by SENKIN
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