Tsukinokatsura Yanagi "Willow Tree"
Description: The nose is a basket filled with strawberries, bananas, citrus fruits and minerals. "Yanagi" is a deeply elegant sake made with outstanding water and perfect brewing rice. It is a very easy to understand Ginjo that borders on beautiful complexity. "Yanagi" is a very light and fruity, filled with incredible flavors like dry pear, cucumber, and hides a deep sweetness that is so subtle it is more of an expression than a flavor. Close your eyes and you will pull hints of vanilla in this graceful and classy sake.
One word to describe this sake brew: FruityFood Pairings: Sushi & Sashimi, Grilled Fish, Shellfish, Grilled Meats, Fried or Salty Dishes, Salads, Grilled and Steamed Veggies, Tofu and Soba
Sake Type: Junmai Ginjo
Ingredients: Ricetype: Yamadanishiki; Water: On-site well water; Yeast: Koyaki #9; No sulfites, no preservatives.
Alcohol Content: 15.50%
Sake Meter Value (the lower the sweeter, the higher the drier): +2
Masuda Tokubei Shoten
One Word to Describe This Sake Brew
Sushi & Sashimi, Grilled Fish, Shellfish, Grilled Meats, Fried or Salty Dishes, Salads, Grilled and Steamed Veggies, Tofu and Soba
WINE: Round and soft reds/fat and fruity whites;
BEER: Heffenwiesen and Light Beers;
WATER: On-site well water;
YEAST: Koyaki #9; (No sulfites, no preservatives)
(amount of rice left after milling): 50%
Sake Meter Value
+2 (the lower the sweeter, the higher the drier)
Sweet or Dry
Chilled, Slightly Chilled
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