Vintage: NV
Bottle sizes: 300 ML, 720 ML
Country: Japan
Region: Kyoto
Wine type: Sake
Varietals: Rice
Notes: Named Snow Maiden in homage to Japan's most famous koi, "Hanako", which lived 226 years in the icy waters at the foot of Japan's Mt. Ontake. Sake Facts Quality Grade: Junmai Seimaibuai: 70% (30% of rice grain polished away) Rice: Gohyakumangoka/Gin-Ohmi Yeast: Brewer's Original Nihonshu-do: 6.5 Alcohol: 14.9% Acidity: 1.6 Brewery Facts Brewery Name: Kizakura Brewery Location: Kyoto Prefecture Toji (master brewer): Mr. Wakai Tasting Notes/Food Pairing: This is fairly thick and chewy nigori (cloudy sake), but it is still surprisingly dry. The aromas are bright and fresh and they show a lovely ricey and fruity combination. In the mouth, this sake has solid weight and gives the same flavors of fresh fruit and creamy fresh rice that your nose told you about. The finish has a pleasant astringency and is nicely mellow, beckoning you for another mouthful. You will rarely taste a classier nigori at this price, and this may be the ultimate food-friendly nigori.