Houraisen Wa Aged Junmai Ginjo Nama “Harmony”
The nose on this 12-month aged unpasteurized sake is a gentle collection of peach, apple, plum, red apple, and blueberry aromas. Why age a Nama sake? To get a feeling and flavor profile such as this Junmai Ginjo. Instead of being jagged, edgy, and brash the aging of this Nama creates a more comfortable feeling of the fluid. It helps the flavors meld better to produce a juicy yet smooth and round brew that is like a mellow Junmai Ginjo. Look for hints of green apple, grapes, blueberry and lots of pear as it warms in the glass. Milled to 50% this is actually like an unpasteurized Daiginjo, which makes the drinking experience all the more ethereal. This Nama is not bulky or sweet it is smooth and in the grove. WORD: Juicy WINE: Merlot/Soft Whites BEER: Soft ales FOODS: Great for grilled fare from chicken and fish to burgers and chops!