Harushika "Spring Deer"

 When was the last time that you smelled watermelon and caramel in the same scent? You will also catch a hint of sweet rice and rose petals. Spring Deer is a terrific example of silky Daiginjo that has tons of flavor in a creamy and velvety package. It is almost like drinking flavored water. There is a light gooeyness that is neither sweet nor dry just round and silky. It is as soft as a sake comes. So quiet yet so boisterous in feel and complexity. Balanced perfectly this is truly clever Daiginjo that explores the veils and nuances of sake.

Quantity:

Brewery

Imanishi Seibei Shoten

Sake Type

Junmai Daiginjo

Bottle Size

720ml

Founded

1884

Prefecture

Nara

One Word to Describe This Sake Brew

Caramel

Food Pairings

Sushi, Sashimi, Grilled Fish, Shellfish, Fried or Salty Dishes

Taste Profile

WINE: Round and soft reds/fat and fruity whites; 
BEER: Heffenwiesen and Light Beers

Ingredients

RICE: Yamadanishiki;
WATER: On-site well water;
YEAST: Harushika #3; (No sulfites, no preservatives)

Seimaibuai

(amount of rice left after milling): 50%

Alcohol Content

15.5%

Sake Meter Value

+2 (the lower the sweeter, the higher the drier)

Sweet or Dry

Semi-Sweet to Semi-Dry

Body

Medium

Acidity

1.6

Serving Temp

Chilled

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