JOYO 55 JUNMAI GINJO SAKE SHUZO 720ML
Rice-Polishing Ratio: 55%
Brewery Location: Kyoto Prefecture
Food Pairings: All Japanese Cuisine, Appetizers, Meat or Fish Entrees
Tasting Notes: Brewed in small batches using the renowned Hyogo Prefecture rice farmer Maekawa Naoki's contract-grown Yamada Nishiki sake rice, this sake is bottled undiluted and unfiltered, and skips the first pasteurization typical to sake. The second typical pasteurization is carried out carefully by hand, bottle-by-bottle, and then the sake is aged at freezing temperatures to balance flavors and maintain quality. The resulting brew is fresh and vibrant, with a gorgeous (but not overpowering) aroma and a fruity flavor profile that finishes dry - the perfect sake to pair with food. After being open for 2-3 days, the umami of this sake becomes bolder.