Den 90 Nama "Kimoto"
*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.
From the 2x James Beard Award nominee Den Sake Brewery:
Tasting notes: Initial impression of under-ripe melon and pineapple that shifts to savory notes of mushroom, soy, banana bread and milk tea on palate, with herbs and white warm spice on the finish. Vibrant with tension served slightly chilled – savory and round when slightly warmed.
Minimally Polished Rice Grown “Beyond Organic”:
Luna Koshihikari, the single origin rice used for brewing ‘Den 90’, was grown in Sacramento, CA. “Beyond organic” means that this special rice was grown not only without the use of any pesticides, but also no fertilizer was used. The use of fertilizer (especially nitrogen-based) is known for increasing the protein content mainly in the outer layer of rice grain. Too much protein produces too much amino acid, which often adds astringency or unpleasant flavors into sake. This is the main reason why rice is highly polished when making Ginjo or Daiginjo styles of sake. Since Luna Koshihikari rice was carefully grown using no fertilizer, it does not contain these high amounts of protein to begin with, so there is no need to polish off so much of the outer layer like with other varietals of rice that were grown using different methods.
This is the perfect sake from just sipping as an aperitif with cheese and charcuterie to pairing with hearty, rich dishes. We also encourage you to enjoy sipping from a Bordeaux red wine glass at different temperatures from slightly chilled to room temperature.