Gekkeikan Yamada Nishiki Tokubetsu Junmai
Gekkeikan Yamada Nishiki Tokubetsu Junmai is made from the famous Yamadanishiki rice. It is rich, smooth and refreshing sake boasts light fruit and floral flavours with a hint of rice and a dry finish. Rich and subtle. This tokubetsu junmai sake (meaning ‘special pure rice wine’) has been made using 100% Yamada Nishiki rice, which is famous for its use in high quality sake, and Japan-made koji (rice malt or rice mould). This sake has a floral aroma, a well-rounded flavour and a refreshing aftertaste. Best served slightly chilled or at room temperature, with foods rich in umami flavour.
- Grade: Junmai
- Rice: 100% Yamadanishiki
- Polish rate: 70%
- ABV: 14.5%
- SMV: +4.5 (Dry)
- Acidity: 1.2
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.
300ml / 720ml
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AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Made using 100% Yamada Nishiki rice and milled down to 70%, the ‘Tokubetsu (special)’ pure rice Sake was prepared with spring water from Fushimi, Kyoto. It has a refreshing nose of pear blossom and a touch of citrus. Pure and fresh on the palate, with lovely level of acidity to balance the ripe peach and steamed rice flavours, followed by a umami-rich finish.