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Ama no To Tokubetsu Junmai Nama "Heaven's Door"

spring seasonal, tannin-like, apple.
Original price $39.00 - Original price $39.00
Original price
$39.00 - $39.00
Current price $39.00
Size: 720ml

*NOTE: This sake is unpasteurized. We can ship unpasteurized sake, however it is at the customer's discretion. It's best to avoid shipping unpasteurized sake during extremely hot summers or freezing cold winters. When completing a purchase of unpasteurized sake from True Sake, you are giving us the OK to ship unpasteurized sake to you. Feel free to call or email us if you have more questions.

The nose on this seasonally released unpasteurized sake that is made with two local Akita rice varietals is a unique collection of toffee, marshmallow, green apple, Asian pear, celery, and sweet nut aromas. Rich, tingly, slick, lush, and viscous, this “living” brew is a zesty taste of freshly made sake. There are many wine-like features with some active acidity and astringency that work well in a white wine glass. Look for sweet rice, apple, lemon pie, snow melt, sweet nuts, brine, and sugar cane juice flavors that play around with a tannin-like dryness. This Heaven’s Door is a great entrance to Akita-made Namazake. WORD: Living WINE: Zesty Reds/Plum Whites BEER: Honey Ales FOODS: Rich cuisine, grilled anything, tuna, pasta, and Izakaya fare. (2023)


The nose on this limited and specially released seasonal unpasteurized “Nama” is a mild collection of green apple, grape, green grass, and steamed rice aromas. In a word, this “new” or “fresh” sake is bright, crisp, lively, and brash. Heaven’s Door is very much in this realm of clean drinking and zesty sake that zips through the palate in a dry and crisp fashion leaving your senses peaked and charged for layers of green flavors such as kiwi, Granny Smith apple, green grape, young melon, and persimmon. There is a little tingle in each sip reminding you that this sake is as fresh as it gets with hints of young pear and a subtle astringent “Shibumi” that speaks to wine drinkers. It’s a lively and gripping glimpse into freshly released sake that is made to tingle the senses and hit all of those fresh flavors that only rice and water can achieve. WORD: Fresh WINE: Zesty Reds/Crisp Whites BEER: Crisp Ales FOODS: Oysters, shellfish, Yakitori, grilled anything, salty and savory, American sushi. (2022)