Chiyomidori R-5 Junmai Ginjo

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Chiyomidori R-5 Junmai Ginjo

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Class: Junmai Ginjo

Rice: Sakekomachi

Rice-Polishing Ratio: 60%

Brewery Location: Akita Prefecture

Food Pairings: Marinated Squid and Octopus, Baked White Asparagus wrapped with prochutto, Foie Gras terrine with honey sauce, Summer Truffle Risotto, Grilled Lamb with Blueberry sauce, Duck Confit

Tasting Notes: Using Sake Yeast R-5, which was first isolated in the Akita Prefecture Jozo Shikenjo (Brewing Research Center), this sake has gorgeous melon and apples notes, with a full body and semi-sweet flavor that is perfect for before or after the main course of a traditional Japanese meal. It will also match easily with many western dishes. 

Size: 720ml

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Brewery: Okuda Shuzoten
Founded: 1675

Profile: Okuda Shuzo is the third oldest brewery established in Akita prefecture and exports the smallest amount of sake leaving Akita prefecture (based on 2015 shipment data); this allows them the flexibility and time to develop their skills and painstaking attention to detail which maintain the highest standards of Sake-brewing. Particularly popular are their Junmai Ginjo Genshu and Sake that made with modern, proprietary yeasts.

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