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Sake Sawahime Yamahai Junmai (300ml)

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Product Description

From the Tochigi Prefecture.

This sake has aromas of gardenia, ripe kiwi, papaya, green peppercorn, aged comte cheese and notes of nutmeg, mushroom, toasted oat and yeast. This sake is bright, dry and lively with medium plus acidity, and full bodied on the palate with a long finish.

Rice Koji: Hitogokochi
Rice Kake: Hitogokochi
Yeast Strain: KT-901

FOOD PAIRINGS: Smoked or oily fish, fried Calamari and Fish Tempura, Fried Chicken 
CHEESE PAIRINGS: Foggy morning, slight ripe Brie, Raschera

Winery: Inoue Seikichi Co

Hiro Inoue is a Toji from the Shimotsuke Brewers Association. Inoue's vision is all about the Tochigi prefecture; the local water source, only locally grown rice, and only locally produced music is played during the brewing season. Sawahime Junmai and Ginjo sake are brewed only from rice milled to a minimum fo 50% or more. Hiro Inoue is known for his award winning sake and was awarded Brewer of Year at the IWC in London in 2010.

It was founded in 1868.

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