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Echigo "Hana-Bonbori" - Sake Social
Echigo "Hana-Bonbori" - Sake Social

Echigo "Hana-Bonbori"

Junmai Ginjo

(500ml)

Description: This sake from the heart of sake country in Niigata has a very intriguing nose filled with plum, powder sugar, mango and berry elements. Some sakes just simply walk the walk, and this Ginjo is no exception. The best part about this brew is that the overall drinking experience is very neutral and clean, but that is surprising because there are so many things going on. Light, snappy, like-water, compact, with a fast finish all play home to hidden flavors from dried cherries to caramel. Not too fruity and not too dry it is position very well in the balanced middle with gentle rice tones and a hint of sweetness. A roundness comes out at or near room temperature, but a slight chill keeps the flavors forward.

 
One word to describe this sake brew: Neutral
Food Pairings: Soft and clean fare with little sauces, lightly seasoned dishes such as grilled fish, deep fried
Taste profile: WINE: Merlot/Dry whites; BEER: Light ales
 
Brewery: Echigo Shuzo
Sake Type: Junmai Ginjo
Bottle Size: 500ml
Prefecture: Niigata
Ingredients: Ricetype: Gohyakumangoku; No sulfites, no preservatives.
Seimaibuai (amount of rice left after milling): 50%
Alcohol Content: 16%
Sake Meter Value (the lower the sweeter, the higher the drier): +5
Sweet or dry: Dry
Body: Medium
Acidity: 1.2
Serving temp: Chilled, Room Temperature

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