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: Fruity 

Food Pairings: Sushi & Sashimi, Grilled Fish, Shellfish, Grilled Meats, Fried or Salty Dishes, Salads, Grilled and Steamed Veggies, Tofu and Soba

 

Taste profileWINE: Round and soft reds/fat and fruity whites; BEER: Heffenwiesen and Light Beers
Brewery: Masuda Tokubei Shoten
Sake Type: Junmai Ginjo
Bottle Size: 720ml
Founded: 1675
Prefecture: Kyoto
Toji (Master Brewer): Nakamura
Ingredients: Ricetype: Yamadanishiki; Water: On-site well water; Yeast: Koyaki #9; No sulfites, no preservatives.
Seimaibuai (amount of rice left after milling): 50%
Alcohol Content: 15.50%
Sake Meter Value (the lower the sweeter, the higher the drier): +2
Sweet or dry: Semi-Dry
Body: Medium
Acidity: 1.5
Amino acids: 1.4
Serving temp: Chilled, Slightly Chilled

 

Quantity:

Brewery

Masuda Tokubei Shoten

Sake Type

Junmai Ginjo

Bottle Size

720ml

Founded

1675

Prefecture

Kyoto

One Word to Describe This Sake Brew

Fruity

Food Pairings

Sushi & Sashimi, Grilled Fish, Shellfish, Grilled Meats, Fried or Salty Dishes, Salads, Grilled and Steamed Veggies, Tofu and Soba

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: Koyaki #9; (No sulfites, no preservatives)

Seimaibuai

(amount of rice left after milling): 50%

Alcohol Content

15.50%

Sake Meter Value

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

Sweet or Dry

Semi-dry

Body

Medium

Acidity

1.5

Serving Temp

Chilled, Slightly Chilled

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