Matsunoi "Lone Pine"
The bouquet on this "special" Junmai is an array of pineapple, cream, koji rice, plum and leather elements. Talk about a "different" kind of sake, this brew is one of those sakes that drinks in a unique way. Why? Because it is soft and supple, rich and creamy, and crisp and round! That's a lot in one mouthful, but this brew works on so many levels. Perhaps, it's the balanance and the little tingle of heat. Look for rich nughet, caramel, and nutty flavors on a rolling fluid that is creamy and soft yet has a touch of crispness that ends in a long tail. A complex sake that would appeal to those looking for a different path.
One Word to Describe This Sake Brew
Grilled Fish, Light Pasta, Fried or Salty Dishes, Game and Fowl, Grilled and Steamed Veggies, Tofu and Soba, Turkey, Ham and Game, Hamburgers, Sandwiches, Assorted Cheeses
WINE: Complex Nutty Reds/Deep Whites
BEER: Earthy Belgians;
RICE: Takane Nishiki
WATER: On-site well water, soft water;
YEAST: Kyokai #10; (No sulfites, no preservatives)
(amount of rice left after milling): 55%
Sake Meter Value
+5 (the lower the sweeter, the higher the drier)
Sweet or Dry
Medium to Full
Chilled, at room temperature, or slightly warm
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Customer ReviewsWrite a review
Sweet aromas of vanilla and cream custard. Round palate entry, very soft and plush in the mouth with a hint of warmth. Builds in breadth and retains most of its freshness as it loses its chill, and when it hits room temperature it loses its inhibitions about showing off its luxurious, silky texture.