Gasanryu Usu-Sakura Junmai Ginjo "Cherry Blossoms"
The nose on this seasonally released sake is a lively collection of cherry, watermelon, pear, apple, grape, peach, and fruit yogurt aromas. Talk about a sake that drinks like it looks! This beautiful bottle contains a very summery and flavorful misty brew that is gentle, light, fresh, airy, and very balanced. Look for semi dry flavors of pear, apple cider, watermelon, blueberry, cherry, snowmelt, and a hint of cream with an easy and mineral finish. Made with Yamagata’s famous Dewasansan rice varietal milled to 60% it drinks more like a ginjo than a “Usu” nigori sake. Fresh, fun, and very take-to-a-party centric. WORD: Light WINE: Light Reds/Fruity Whites BEER: Fruity ales FOODS: Casual sushi and sashimi, poolside fare, crab, lobster salad, fruit plates.