The “Beau Zone Layer” – Emishiki “Sensation White”
From Shiga Prefecture. Junmai Genshu. SMV: -5 Acidity: 1.6
Just because a sake is a “Genshu” doesn’t mean it has to have an ABV of 17%, 18%, 19% etc. As you know Genshu means that the brew is undiluted. Huh? Yes, typically brewers will add water to the final product to bring the alcohol content down to about 15-16% on average. They do this to make the sake drink the way they want it to drink, but some brews are genshu and they have an alc% of 12-13-14% etc. This fantastic Junmai from Shiga drinks like a dream. There are a lot of faces to this brew that we call a “New World” Junmai that is constructed to welcome more wine loving drinkers. We love the astringency “shibumi” of this sake, because it highlights all of the very green apple, kiwi, and mineral flavors. And guess what? It’s 16%, and a genshu, and drinks the way the brewers want you to taste it! Many folks ask what’s in my glass? Look no further, and enjoy!