Kakurei

 This Daiginjo has a brilliant nose filled with blueberry, strawberry, and floral elements. Welcome to one of those "this is a rice beverage?" sakes that is packed with so much fruit and fun that it takes a lot of convincing of those who do not know a lot about sake but love this brew. Yes, it has many wine-like comparisons from fat, chewy and fruity to a sweetness that gets muted by a strong acidity play. Look for blueberry, honeydew melon, and tropical fruit flavors balled up in the viscous flow that is round, soft and smooth. If you like drinking your nose this sake drinks as it smells, and for those who like Daiginjos at room temperature this brew works well.

Quantity:

Brewery

Aoki Shuzo

Sake Type

Daiginjo

Bottle Size

720ml

Founded

1717

Prefecture

Niigata

One Word to Describe This Sake Brew

Berry

Food Pairings

Shellfish, whitefish, fruit plates, oysters

Taste Profile

WINE: Pinot Noir/French Chardonnay; 
BEER: Soft fruity ales;

Ingredients

RICE: Yamada Nishiki;
WATER: On-site well water from an underground current originating at Makihata-yama. Soft water;
YEAST: Kyokai #14; (No sulfites, no preservatives)

Seimaibuai

(amount of rice left after milling): 60%

Alcohol Content

15-16%

Sake Meter Value

+3 (the lower the sweeter, the higher the drier)

Sweet or Dry

Dry

Body

Medium to Full

Acidity

1.2

Serving Temp

Chilled, Room Temperature

Sake Social, in partnership with JETRO [Japanese External Trade Organziation], is deeply committed to the continued promotion of Japanese sake, shochu, and related goods. Through education and shared knowledge, we encourage novice and expert consumers to try, enjoy, and share Japanese sake and shochu.

You may also like