Soujo Kubota Seppou Junmai Daiginjo "Snow Peak White"
The nose on this “Concept” sake is a gentle collection of honeydew, green apple, rose water, and snowmelt aromas. Using Gohyakumangoku brewing rice and lowering the alcohol content to 14% this extremely nuanced sake is made to be consumed outdoor-picnic style. Light, clean, slipper, silky, and smooth this beauty has a sneaky body and complexity to it. I call it “Clean Complexity” as it is refreshing and gentle, but there is a lot going on in this very stylized sake. Look for hints of red apple, melon, citrus, blueberry and that subtle snowmelt flintiness. You could say that it is refreshing and guessing! Guessing? Yes, because it leaves you guessing how they made such an easy drinking sake that has so many facets to! The packaging itself is stunning, but the fluid is the clear winner, and so too will you be if you “gift” this sake to a picnic friend. WORD: Clean WINE: Crisp Reds/Gentle Whites BEER: Crisp Ales FOODS: Picnic fare, veggies, shellfish, oysters, sashimi.