Umenishiki Junmai Daiginjo "Gorgeous Plum"
This Daiginjo embodies the definition of “flavorful type” sakes, as it has a supremely elegant nose of rose petal and lychee, and pops with a flavor-forward rush of melons and white peach. The flavor components are quite complex, but a shimmery soft viscosity blends perfectly with a muted acidity to give this Daiginjo a well-balanced mouthful. Pound for pound, this Daiginjo represents the “closeness to wine” that many beginners must taste to explore the wine similarities. It is mostly for sipping and is quite difficult to pair with food. WORD: Structured WINE: Soft Chardonnays BEER: Honey Wheat Beers FOOD: Very specific food matches such as oysters, scallops in wine, boiled white asparagus, egg rolls.