Brewed at Zenkuro Sake Brewery located in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Made from Yamada Nishiki (Koji-mai) and Gohyakumangoku (Kake-mai) rice.
Rice Polishing Ratio 50%.
Junmai Daiginjo Classification, Muroka – no Charcoal filtering, Namazume – one pasteurisation only before bottling and storage.
750ml Bottle Size.
Expressive aromas of ripe peaches, nashi pear, kumquat and green melon. Strawberry, white nectarine and fennel notes evident with a background of perfumed white lillies.
Juicy kiwifruit and pear sweep smoothly over the palate, barely disguising a backbone of minerality with a crisp, clean finish. Balance, light texture and a restrained elegance are the key elements. Drink super cold to experience that acidic edge.
Drink with your favourite food from the sea, just barely seared or raw such as, sashimi, ceviche or sushi. Will suit most shellfish and is perfect for the sweetness of scampi, pearl meat or abalone. This sake suits the spectrum of light meats like fish, chicken, veal or thinly sliced pork. It would sit beautifully with garden vegetables, caesar salad, salad nicoise and a green pea risotto. With cheese – a pairing with camembert, brie, mozzarella or stracciatella is recommended.
Serve chilled, 5 to 15 degrees C. At cooler temperatures you will see more of the acid and mineral and when served at warmer temperatures the pear and peach fruitiness will open up. Enjoy the different approaches to this sensational sake.