Shirataki Jozen Jukusei Junmai Ginjo "Pink"
The "Upgrade" on one of the most drinkable sakes in Japan resulted in a more full-bodied version of its former self. With a nose of plums, strawberries, cherries, white raisins, straw and steamed rice this brew, which used to be matured for 6 months now gets aged for a full year to bring out more smoothness and body. Behold a wider, fatter, and more dry sake than its previous incarnation. Round and smooth dried fruit flavors are well balanced with an elevated acidity level creating another great version of a Niigata dry and clean sake that has both body and flavor in a pristine package. WORD: Smooth WINE: Pinot Noir/White Burgundy BEER: Ales FOODS: Shellfish, sushi, sashimi, grilled fish and chicken.