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Esshu Sakura Biyori Ginjo SE10 "Cherry Blossom Season"

Four Hot Words: Clean, Soft, Light-fruit, & Etherial

The nose on this year’s version of Sakurabiyori is filled with floral, melon, sweet rice, and fruit juice aromas. Wow! Talk about a gentle and clean ginjo with great feeling and flavor. At 14% alc. you’d think this brew would almost drink too light, but forget that! Even, smooth, silky, juicy, fruity, light and simply elegant this Ginjo is a pleasure in the palate. Look for powder sugar, melon, light pear, and a hint of sweet rice flavors that ride the very pristine and clean flow. A mid-size glass captures the best feeling and flavor relation, and the rest is pure silky magic. WORD: Gentle WINE: Soft reds / floral whites BEER: Light Ales FOODS: Sashimi, clean flavors, shellfish, oysters, grilled fish and chicken. (2018)


First and foremost, Esshu is drinking great this season! The nose is splendid collection of cherry, plum, white raisin, and sweet rice aromas, which translates into the flavor nicely. Bright and clean with a dash of fruit tones but overall a dry drinking experience. This is extremely well balanced sake with hidden fresh flavors such as cherry, melon, pear and sweet rice on a flow that dances through the palate. Sakurabiyori gets softer in a larger glass and gets a little creamy as it warms. The low alcohol content makes this super sipping sake perfect for those who like dry, light and pristine sakes that have the feeling of drinking gorgeous water. WORD: Gentle WINE: Soft reds/Dry whites BEER: Light ales FOODS: Sushi and Sashimi for sure! Light fare with a hint of saltiness.

Prefecture: Niigata
SMV: +1
Acidity: 1.0

Note: Because namas are unpasteurized, they must be kept chilled. We will only ship out these types of sake under your own risk. We highly recommend store pick-up or local delivery only which you can select when you go to checkout. All sales are final for Nama items once they leave our store.

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