The nose on this brew from the Gunma prefecture [not a lot of sake from there] is a wonderful array of steamed sweet rice, cooked veggies, minerals, and wood tones. How cool is it to be different? Very! And this semi-thick Ginjo is a walk on the other side! It’s not super pristine. It's not super fruity like most Ginjos, rather it has its own veggie and salty style to it. First of all, it is a smooth sake with a very clever dry and quick finish. The velvety fluid flows well over the palate and softness comes out as the brew warms in the glass. Made with the very expensive Yamadanishiki rice polished to Daiginjo levels, this sake is all things to all people who want to try a brew that has its own style and confidence. A smaller glass brings out more flavors.



Nagai Shuzo

Sake Type

Junmai Daiginjo

Bottle Size





Gunma (群馬県)

One Word to Describe This Sake Brew


Food Pairings

Works well with most cuisine, especially of the grill. Traditional and contemporary Japanese cuisine with emphasis on UMAMI flavors. Yakitori or broiled chicken. Fish dishes with thicker flavored sauce.

Taste Profile

WINE: Pinot Noir/Dry Whites
BEER: Stouts;


RICE: Yamadanishiki (No sulfites, no preservatives)


(amount of rice left after milling): 50%

Alcohol Content


Sake Meter Value

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

Sweet or Dry

Medium Dry


Full and Thick



Serving Temp

Chilled, Warm

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