Noguchi Naohiko Gohyakumangoku Natsu no Namazake
The nose on this first time in the US summer nama is a floral collection of berries, sweet rice, mango, melon, pear, and a hint of cream aromas. Super clean but deep! Yes, this sake is the flavor of summer made by a guy who has seen a few in his day. Light and extremely drinkable, it is also baffling with elegant and “chill” complexity. This tricky sake is so easy to drink, you'll miss it. Or is there a vein of complexity that makes you say what? Either way look for Asian pear, mint, snow melt, persimmon, tomato water, sweet greens, and hints of lemon flavors on a tingly light flow that is clean and crisp. Made with Gohyakumangoku milled to 65% you’d think this brew would have more weight to it, but it is as light as sunlight reflecting on water. WORD: Summer WINE: Light Reds/Lighter Whites BEER: Light beer FOODS: Oysters, shellfish, caviar, grilled fish and chicken, sashimi.
*NOTE: This sake is unpasteurized. We can ship unpasteurized sake, however it is at the customer's discretion. It's best to avoid shipping unpasteurized sake during extremely hot summers or freezing cold winters. When completing a purchase of unpasteurized sake from True Sake, you are giving us the OK to ship unpasteurized sake to you. Feel free to call or email us if you have more questions.