Yamahai Aiyama 2018vintage
This fruity sake has a tart aroma reminiscent of strawberries and a thick, gentle umami from the Aiyama rice, which blends elegantly with the lactic acidity peculiar to the yamahai fermentation method.
Enjoy the fruity aromas at temperatures of around 12°C, and the creamy, pleasant lactic acidity when warmed to around 42°C. A highly versatile sake to be enjoyed with meals that pairs well with a variety of dishes.
|Rice||Aiyama 69%, Yamada Nishiki 31%|
|Rice polishing rate||55%|
- Lobster (lightly cooked), uni (sea urchin), clams
- Valade & Transandine(France)
Yamahai Miyama Nishiki 2018vintage
Citrus aromas with a fresh, botanical acidity and an exhilarating feel on the throat from the Miyama-Nishiki rice are the predominant features of this sake.
Drunk cold at around 10°C, it pairs beautifully with raw seafood such as sashimi and sushi. When enjoyed warm at about 42ºC, the aromas and umami are magnified, making it an excellent match for meat dishes.
|Rice||Miyama Nishiki 76%, Yamada Nishiki 24%|
|Rice polishing rate||55%|
- Fish carpaccio with basil sauce, tabouli (cous-cous salad), green vegetables, green asparagus
Junmai Daiginjo 2018vintage
This sake has an elegance that evokes mellow fruity aromas of lychee, papaya, and pineapple. It has a fresh acidity with a cooling sensation and a clear umami. It is characterized by its elegant acidity and beautiful, lingering after notes.
Pair with simple, delicate Japanese dishes and enjoy in a wine glass or other cup that will enhance the aromas, without over-chilling.
|Rice||Yamada Nishiki 100%|
|Rice polishing rate||50%|
- Blanquette de veau (veal in cream sauce) and root vegetables, crumbed veal sweetbreads, monkfish and winter vegetables
NOGUCHI NAOHIKO 01 2017vintage
2017 vintage brewed in the first year of the Noguchi Naohiko Sake Institute’s operations. Noguchi himself selected the very best tank from that year and managed its aging with meticulous care for over a year to produce this first in the LIMITED EDITION series. Characterized by vibrantly sweet aromas of lychee and papaya, well-rounded umami concentrated by the aging process, elegant acidity, and lingering after notes. The concentrated umami makes it an excellent match for sweet foods such as dried fruit.
|Rice polishing rate||Undisclosed|
- Fresh oysters, caviar, butter-seared scampi
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