Gozenshu Junmai Bodaimoto Nigori

The brother and sister team at Tsuji Honten [with sister--Maiko Tsuji--being a rare female brewmaster] bring us this junmai nigori made using the 1000s year old Bodaimoto process. This is the oldest method of starting the fermentation of yeast [very few breweries do it this way today] where the lactic acid is cultivated in highly acidic water with uncooked rice before the shubo (yeast starter) is made. In contrast, nowadays most all sakes involved a method using only steamed rice, and the cultivation of lactic acid occurs after the shubo is created. In addition to this ancient fermentation method, the brew is made with the oldest heirloom variety of rice, now highly prized for quality. The result is a tart, yogurty, earthy flavor in this lightly cloudy, delicately textured with a floral aroma followed by a mineral nuance. It's a mouthful to describe and taste.

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Brewery

Tsuji Honten

Sake Type

Junmai Nigori Bodaimoto

Bottle Size

720ml

Founded

1804

Prefecture

Okayama (岡山県)

One Word to Describe This Sake Brew

Fragrant

Food Pairings

Blue cheeses and spicy/peppery dishes

Taste Profile

WINE: Sweet wines
BEER: Citrus pale ales

Ingredients

RICE: Omachi (No sulfites, no preservatives)

Seimaibuai

(amount of rice left after milling): 65%

Alcohol Content

17%

Sake Meter Value

-8 (the lower the sweeter, the higher the drier)

Sweet or Dry

Sweet

Body

Medium to Full

Acidity

2.1

Serving Temp

Chilled

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.

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