Mimurosugi Junmai Ginjo "Dio Abita"
The nose on this superb Junmai Ginjo from Nara is a slick collection of wet stone, pear, blueberry, powdered sugar, white strawberry, and steamed rice aromas. This special sake drinks like something master brewers (or toji) would really geek out on. It’s smart, flavorful, and amazingly well-balanced nihonshu, with a killer body. Basically, a rice and water gift! A little zesty, bright, light, tingly, and close to effervescent, with amazing acidity play and an amazing finish. We would like to shake hands with the folks who made this sake. Look for snowmelt, blackberry, grape, plum, honeydew, Blue Raspberry ICEE™, and other gentle stone fruit flavors on a balanced flow that is both refreshing and expressive. WORD: Balanced WINE: Light Reds/Flinty Whites BEER: Mineral Ales FOODS: Sushi, sashimi, steamed crab, grilled white fish, yakitori, and cheese plates.