Tenryo Hidahomare Junmai Ginjo "The Pride of Hida"
This very soft and smooth brew has a gentle nose filled with pineapple, grape, papaya, and a hint of cocoa elements. The brewers use a “flower yeast” to make a very soft, round and clean drinking sake that is milled to Daiginjo rates (50% remaining). Look for hints of apricot, minerals, apple and vein of rock candy. A very well balanced sake that defines “drinkable” and appeals to those looking for a clean – not boozy – drinking experience. A larger vessel makes even rounder and softer and coming into room temp brings out a little richness. WORD: Whisper WINE: Dry Reds/Sauv Blanc BEER: Light ales FOODS: Sashimi, gentle pastas, grilled chicken, poached salmon.