Amabuki Ichigo Junmai Ginjo Nama "Strawberry"
The nose on this unpasteurized or raw sake is a collection of strawberry, pear, honey, floral and of course strawberry aromas. Why "of course strawberry"? -because this brewery is known for making outstanding sakes using flower and fruit yeasts. And in this case the yeast comes from strawberries, which creates a very fruit forward sake that drinks soft, juicy and fun! But don't be mistaken as this smooth brew does not drink sweet, rather it has layers of fruit tones and "of course" ends with a very nice long strawberry tail. A larger glass brings forth more of a wine-drinking experience and this strawberry does better chilled. WORD: Strawberry WINE: Fruity Reds and Sweet Whites BEER: Fruity Ales FOODS: Salads, fruit dishes, international spicy fare.