Tenbi Junmai Ginjo
The nose on this “New World” sake made by female Toji Miki Fujioka is a stellar collection of pineapple, kiwi, Muscat grape, watermelon, and mineral aromas. This well-built sake is a great and tasty example of a new style of sake-making that emphasizes light and bright sake, with a little effervescence that is zesty, fresh, and crisp. A very active Ginjo sake that follows the brewery’s philosophy that, “A tiny difference makes a big difference.” The result is dry, crisp, and very flavorful sake that actually does better when it oxidizes a little. Look for tangerine, orange, pomelo, watermelon, papaya, sugar cane, and sweet rice, with an umami-filled Pop Rocks™ finish. This is the epitome of very constructed sake. This is so popular in Japan, that we are quite lucky to have it at True Sake. WORD: Crisp WINE: Zesty Reds/Crisp Whites BEER: Frisky Ales FOODS: Sushi, sashimi, oysters, shellfish, and Champagne fare.