Sake is a rice wine crafted in Japan that creates sweet and acidic wines. The overall quality of the sake wine itself comes from the type of rice used. High quality sakes require rice varieties that are typically high in starch content. The brewing process for sake is a complicated procedure which requires skill to balance the sweetness and acidity of the wine. Rice varieties that dissolve without difficulty in the water and soaks up water are typically sought after by brewers. comes from Japan and is used to produce some of the highest quality sake today. The best sake comes from the smaller brewers who use special water that comes from underground aquifer or mountain streams. Soft or hard water and water that is rich or poor in minerals can have a direct impact on the taste.Koji mold is used to break down the starch during the brewing process. The mold breaks the molecules into sugar that is used as food for the cells in the yeast.The yeast that is used during the sake brewing process with dramatically impact the fragrance and flavor of the sake. The rice is washed, and then rinsed, and soaked before it goes through the steaming process. Water is added to the fermenting moromi in the tanks with rice, water, and koji added. Water is also added at the end to bring down the level of the alcohol level. Sake rice is classified into five groups with only three being used for premium sake. The highest class of rice is then divided into two classes. The brewing process for sake wines is a complex procedure that includes transferring and converting the starch in the rice to sugar. From there, the process converts the sugar into alcohol. Sake brewers love rice varieties that contain an abundance of starch, which makes it easy for them to craft the wine. This makes it perfect for creating koji mold. Some rice varieties, including Yamada Nishiki, crafts sake wines that are characterized as refined and complex increasing its depth of flavor during the aging process. Rice varieties may not be easy to cultivate, although the variety may be perfect for sake brewing. Farmers must make sure that the roots and stalks are strong enough to support the rice because of its size.
This beautiful, seasonal Genshu is powerfully aromatic and flavorful on the palate. These fresh and lively flavors are the result of pressing without the dilution of additional water. Classically Jozen in style with elegance and influenced by the soft snow texture of the famous water of that region.
RICE KOJI: GOHYAKUMANGOKU
YEAST STRAIN: K1801
This appellation springs from 4 plots, all classified premier cru: La Jeunelotte, La Pièce-sous-le-bois, Sous-le-dos-d’âne and Sous-Blagny : the Meursault-Blagny wine from our domain originates from 3 of these plots (or climats), Sous-le-dos-d’âne, La Pièce-sous-le-bois and Sous-Blagny.
This wine is distinguished for its fine, mineral sensation giving length in the mouth : in the first years, the aroma is rich and ranges from citrus fruit to white blossom moving towards honey, buttered toast and hazelnut.
After 2 or 3 years in the cellar it may be served before dinner with cubes of “jambon persillé” (pressed ham ) or “Comté” cheese; a little older it will be an ideal match for fish quenelles and with slightly more maturity, delicious with veal in cream sauce.
In a good cellar, Meursault-Blagny wine may be laid for 8/10 years.
Vinsacro Rioja Blanco is made from 60% Chardonnay, 40% Viura.
Aged 7 months in oak barrels of 225 liters
The grapes come from vineyards located in Grávalos, on the southern slopes side of Mount Yerga at the foothills of the “Cordillera Ibérica” at an altitude of between 700 and 800 meters. A very high located area where you obtain fresh wines with little graduation, with very fine and elegant aromas.
Bright straw yellow color, intense aromas and elegance with outstanding floral and fruity notes. After some time in glass balsamic and spicy aromas with toasty notes rise, due to aging in oak and bottle maturation. Very cool and structured with an unusual power for a white with a variety of flavors ranging from citrus to balsamic. A white wine that is full of surprises and capable of taking on many years in the cellar.
Vinsacro white has a long aging potential and presumably will have a positive development for 20 years.
The Chardonnay grape is harvested during the second or third week of October. The Viura grape in the first two weeks of October.
The collection of the grapes is done manually.
The selected must will go through the fermentation in American oak barrels of 225 liters with medium toast, remaining in the barrel with its lees for seven months before being removed with a daily battonage, daily at first and then more sparingly.
Pairs great with roast lamb, grilled vegetables.