Brewed at Saiya Shuzoten (founded 1902) in Yurihonjo City, Akita Prefecture. Currently the brewery is run by 5th generation president Mr Kotaro Saito and the master brewer (Toji) is Mr Toichi Takahashi who has been with the brewery since 1984. Mr Takahashi is a senior member of Akita’s Sannai Toji guild who have mastered the region’s low temperature brewing technique. They also espouse no mixing of fermenting sake in the tanks, no charcoal fining, and no dilution of the finished sake. This was the first sake brewery to be given organic certification by ASAC (Japanese certifying authority).
Made from Akita Sake Komachi rice (80%) and Yamada Nishiki rice (20%).
Aromas of fresh peaches, custard apple, lychee and marshmallow.
A fine textured, balanced and impeccably structured sake with juicy peach, apple and passionfruit flavours filling the mouth. A slight bitter note defines and helps to accentuate the clean finish. Umami and acidity are intertwined in this medium sweet sake that is a product of its secret recipe.
Suited to match with the purity of seafood and raw seafood such as sashimi, scallop ceviche or a seafood platter. Matches well with white meat dishes such as chicken, veal or pork. Perfect with a poached chicken breast and side salad, roast chicken or marinated and grilled pork chops. Also good with vegetables like sweet potato, parsnip, butternut squash and pumpkin.
Recommend serve chilled.
Store in a cool, dark place. After opening keep refrigerated.