Harada Gengetsu "Half-Moon"
The nose on this powerhouse brew is a splendid collection of strawberry, cherry, watermelon, pineapple, and mineral aromas. Say hello to a “new world” sake that tries to capture the freshness of just-pressed sake to create a lively and refreshing drinking experience. Effervescent, bright, tingly, zesty, semi-sweet, and rich, this sake awakens the senses and allows you a look at a very trendy style of sake making that tries to pull the wine market into the sake world. Look for apple, mango, ripe pear, peach, and lychee fruit tones that meld with sugar-like flavors such as fruit jellies, sherbet, bubblegum, and a lively mineral finish. Fleshy, zesty, with a new world spritziness. This sake is a glorious “Howl at the Fruity Moon” drinking experience. WORD: Lively WINE: Zesty Reds/Crisp Whites BEER: Crisp Ales FOODS: Shellfish, shrimp dishes, fruit plates, Champagne fare, cheese plates.