This "New World" sake is actually called "Karen" in Japan, and it is a low-alcohol brew (10%) with a nose filled with peach, lychee and apple aromas. Talk about complexity and questions! How can rice and water taste like such an array of fruit tones? There is nothing "Coy" about this sake as large Fuji apple elements dance in a clean and viscous flow. Behold a layer of sweetness that is brilliantly balanced by a very heady acidity level. Bright and chewy, this fruity brew drinks with an elegance not found in a typical Junmai.
Junmai, low alcohol sake
One Word to Describe This Sake Brew
Dim Sum, Fried Fish, Tempura, Salads, Fruit Salad, Assorted Cheeses, Rich and Creamy (Creme Brulee, Custards), Chocolates (Cakes, Fudges), Fruit (Parfaits, Pies)
WINE: Rieslings/ Sauternes;
BEER: Sweet Belgian Ales;
RICE: Gohyaku-man-goku & other rice grown in Niigata;
WATER: Underground water from the Iide Mountains; (No sulfites, no preservatives)
(amount of rice left after milling): 65%
Sake Meter Value
-23 (the lower the sweeter, the higher the drier)
Sweet or Dry
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.