Yukikage "Snow Shadow"

 This "solid as your father" sake has a mild nose filled with green apple, bamboo, steamed rice, apricot and pudding elements. Talk about a "feeling" brew that is grounded and drinks very well balanced. It's a classic "non-impactful" sake that is a joy to drink because it is so solid and so sake! There is a smooth and subtle richness that hides within a tight and compact delivery that rounds out more in a larger vessel. Take the flavor elevator up for hints of rice crackers and steamed rice, and down for semi-sweet deep and earthy tones including maple syrup and caramel. A light and solid sake that has many masks, but one solid face.

Quantity:

Brewery

Kinshihai Shuzo

Sake Type

Tokubetsu Junmai

Bottle Size

720ml

Founded

Founded by: Shigeno family in 1825

Prefecture

Niigata

One Word to Describe This Sake Brew

Smooth

Food Pairings

Sushi, sashimi, grilled oily fish, Asian fried fare

Taste Profile

WINE: Merlot/Sauvingnon Blanc;
BEER: Hefferweisen;

Ingredients

RICE: Gohyaku-man-goku and koshi-ibuki;
WATER: On-site well water, called Tengu's spring water;
YEAST: S-3; (No sulfites, no preservatives)

Seimaibuai

(amount of rice left after milling): 58%

Alcohol Content

14-15%

Sake Meter Value

+4 (the lower the sweeter, the higher the drier)

Sweet or Dry

Semi-dry

Body

Medium to full

Acidity

1.3

Serving Temp

Slightly chilled, room temperature, or lukewarm

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