Takagi Shuzo Juyondai Betsusen Junmai Ginjo Sake, 700 ml
A truly one of a kind sake to revolutionise your comprehension of junmai ginjo.
For those that have come to understand the refined characteristics of junmai ginjo, or for those looking to experience the dedication that goes into making exclusive Japanese sake, Takagi Shuzo's Juyondai Betsusen ("An anthology of distinction") opens an entirely new chapter. Using premium grade Yamada Nishiki rice, grown solely in a select few villages of the Hyogo prefecture, and milled to 50% of its original size, this sake strikes a fine balance of a smooth yet rich consistency that thoroughly draws out the subtle rice tones.
Produced in the same grounds as Yamagata's luxurious speciality crop, La France pears, to fortify densely rich and luscious notes that take it away from the crisp sweetness of most fine junmai ginjo and let it build an uplifting, orderly harmony between its full-bodied mouthfeel and the invigorating melon essence it carries. Keeping this flourish of fruitful flavours and deep fragrance in perfect check, this sake partners hearty French and Italian cuisine perfectly, delivering a refreshing brisk finish to complete the once in a lifetime experience.