Japanese Sake List
Information on hundreds of Sakes, including photos of bottles, spec sheets, and brewery information
Class: Junmai Daiginjo
Rice-Polishing Ratio: 35%
Brewery Location: Tochigi prefecture
Food Pairings: Scallop with grapefruit salad, mozzarella and tomato salad, insalata di mare (Italian Seafood Salad), seafood aspic, sea urchin mousse, poached white asparagus
Tasting Notes:Lean elegant yet bursting with flavor, this Junmai Daiginjo is milled to 35% which is the optimal milling rate for Yamada Nishiki according to the Toji. Issei is the entry-level sake for Senkin’s premium series, which are all pressed using the Fukurozuri pressing method which employs gravity to separate pure, clean sake from the mash. This Sake is wonderfully juicy (think green apples and melon) and a true delight to sip on with a wide variety of non-Japanese dishes using cheese and/or dairy products. The brewery encourages drinkers to consume their sake out of Bordeaux wine glasses to truly discover the sensory potential of their brews.