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Gokyo Arabashiri Junmai Nama Genshu

Junmai Nama Genshu

The nose on this very popular spring released unpasteurized sake has a gentle collection of apple, peach, vanilla, banana custard, and cotton candy aromas. Namazake are supposed to be lively and this Gokyo is very spritzy, tingly, zesty, and lively. This brew is a great expression of "fruit tones" working with an elevated acidity to create a mouth full of balanced fun. Look for hints of melon, green apple, peach, strawberry, and pear flavors that ping around on the palate with a little shibumi (astringency) to boot. A tantalizing sake that is fun to drink as it has a vein of effervescence that brings out the feelings and flavors. WORD: Lively WINE: Zesty Reds/Crisp Whites BEER: Zesty Ales FOODS: Sushi, Sashimi, Shellfish, Oysters, Ceviche, grilled white fish and chicken. (2021)

The nose on this just released super fresh unpasteurized Spring Nama is an interesting collection of lime, blackberry, steamed rice, and lemon custard aromas. Say hello to a very welcoming sake that is lively in the palate with a superb finish. It is zesty, tingly, brash, bright, and very fresh. Look for hints of tangerine, grapefruit, peach, and a young pear that drinks more Ginjo-like rather than a Junmai. The rice blend is Yamadanishiki and Nihonbare milled to 60% that drinks best out of a mid-sized glass. If you are looking for balance in the raw this Gokyo is exceptional this year. WORD: Balanced WINE: Crisp Reds/Edgy Whites BEER: Crisp Ales FOODS: Crab, lobster, shrimp, caviar, grilled items on a stick, sushi, and sashimi. (2020)