Shirataki Jozen Mizuno Gotoshi Junmai Ginjo Nama
Woot! They finally starting exporting unpasteurized sakes from one of the best breweries in Japan! The nose on this special sake is a gentle collection of apple, mineral, sweet rice, and citrus tones. Say Hello to a very elegant and gentle nama sake that has controlled flavors on a fluid that is extremely drinkable. Clean, round, dry and layered this brew is the antithesis of the large, fruity, and zesty other nama Junmai Ginjos in the fridge. It is a great example of Niigata-style clean and dry sakes but in a raw form. Look for hints of apple and pear flavors that snap to attention especially in a larger glass that pushes the acidity to the sides of the palate. If this brew feels or tastes familiar there is a very good chance that you have tasted it before but in its pasteurized form! They elevate the acidity for the nama release and take note of the great balance. WORD: Dry WINE: Dry Reds/Clean Whites BEER: Minerally Ales FOODS: This brew does well at the sushi counter for certain or clean grilled fare.