Ginban Banshu "Silver Plate"

 This Junmai Dai Ginjo has a beautiful nose of chrysanthemums, marigolds, mushrooms, and unripe strawberries. “banshu” starts with a semi-thick viscosity filled with strawberry and banana flavors wrapped in shimmering and soft complexion.  This is a very easy drinking sake that is a crowd/party pleaser as grape tones and a soft acidity play make it a very wine-like sake. The dry finish is superb and the light and shimmering journey through the mouth makes for a velvety smoothness and drinkability. This sake tastes like quality! Very good chilled and at room temperature. Also, as an interesting side note, the brewer claims "...is less likely to cause hangover"...hrmmm

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Brewery

Ginban Brewery

Sake Type

Junmai Daiginjo

Bottle Size

720ml

Founded

1910

Prefecture

Toyama

One Word to Describe This Sake Brew

Smooth

Food Pairings

Steamed fish, baked seafood, shrimp dumplings, and fried shrimp

Taste Profile

WINE: Soft Reds/Dry Chardonnays;
BEER: Creamy Ales;

Ingredients

RICE: Yamadanishiki; (No sulfites, no preservatives)

Seimaibuai

(amount of rice left after milling): 50%

Alcohol Content

15-16%

Sake Meter Value

+5 (the lower the sweeter, the higher the drier)

Sweet or Dry

Dry

Body

Light

Acidity

1.2

Serving Temp

Chilled, Room Temperature

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