Gekkeikan Nouvelle Junmai Ginjo Shu
This bottle of Gekkeikan Nouvelle Junmai Ginjo Shu is made of quality pure rice wine (made without the addition of any brewer’s alcohol) has a distinctly florid and fruity aroma and refreshing, rice-prominent flavour, with a finishing aftertaste that cuts through everything else. Beautifully packaged in a unique smoky coloured glass bottle, this slightly dry, slightly light-bodied sake is at its most delicious served chilled or at room temperature with full-flavoured foods.
- Grade: Junmai Ginjo Shu
- Polish rate: 60%
- ABV: 15%
- SMV: +4 (Dry)
- Acidity: 1.4
Brewing sake since 1637. Japan’s tradition of sake making began more than 2,000 years ago shortly after rice cultivation was introduced from China. Though the first few centuries yielded a beverage quite unlike that of today, years of experience perfected brewing techniques and increased sake’s overall appeal and popularity.
In 1905, the brand name Gekkeikan (meaning “crown of laurel”) was adopted as the company’s formal pledge to excellence. Through this commitment, the company became a true leader in the industry and pioneered a number of research and development efforts. The successful results of these endeavors have enabled Gekkeikan to become one of the nation’s most popular brands.
While 65% of the sake market is made using much less expensive table rice, this premium bottle is made of 100% Yamadanishiki rice. The difference is that sake rice has lesser fats and protein contents but more starch contents compared to table rice. And this difference is key in producing premium sakes.
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