Manotsuru "Four Diamonds"
The nose on this "genshu" (undiluted 18%) brew is an arrangement of white pepper, sweet beets, yeast, and ripe watermelon elements. Talk about an expressive sake with layers of feeling and flavor " look for cracked wheat, tabouli, grains, apricot, and trail mix licks. This is a full-bodied Ginjo that is smooth and has a hint of heat in the finish. Feisty and ricey with a very fine layer of shiso (mint) in the underbelly of the fluid. Best served chilled but look for more expressiveness at room temp. A great next day brew that provides a little more fruit in the flavor.
One Word to Describe This Sake Brew
Sushi & Sashimi, Grilled Fish, Light Pasta, Shellfish, Grilled Meats, BBQ & Skewers, Fried or Salty Dishes, Fruit Salad, Turkey, Ham and Game, Stuffing and Gravy, Fried and Mashed Potatoes, Hamburgers, Pizza, Sandwiches, Mac & Cheese, Fruit (Parfaits, Pies)
WINE: Simple reds and whites;
WATER: On-site well water. Underground water from Ko-sado Mountains. Soft water;
YEAST: Kyokai #1701; (No sulfites, no preservatives)
(amount of rice left after milling): 50%
Sake Meter Value
+3 (the lower the sweeter, the higher the drier)
Sweet or Dry
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