• Ryujin Nakadori Yamadanishiki 720ml

    $84.00 $75.00

    Size: 720 ml

    Class: Junmai Daiginjo

    Rice: Yamada Nishiki

    Rice-Polishing Ratio: 35%

    SMV: +2

    Brewery Location: Gunma Prefecture

    Food Pairings: Vegetables, simple dishes that let the ingredients shine, beef, pork, sashimi, Japanese cuisine

    Tasting Notes: The highest quality (tokujou) Yamadanishiki is polished to 35% and the mash is fermented at low temperatures over an extended period of time using small-batch koji rice (futa koji). Only the best parts of the pressed sake are selected (nakadori), bottled, pasteurized, and matured at a very low temperature. The nose on this sake is reminiscent of forest air: clear, fresh, and frosty. Aromatic notes of grapes, pears, and dewy bamboo. The lively full flavors and textures from the in-bottle pasteurization are balanced well with the acidity. Enjoy the delicious flavor of Akitsu's high quality Yamadanishiki rice alongside notes of fruit, marzipan, and cocoa powder.

    Brewery: Ryujin Shuzo (founded: 1597)
    Ryujin Shuzo's underground water is very soft and feminine, lending to their brewers the power to draw out the hidden flavors in their rice. Their aim is to create flavorful, mellow, high quality sake that warms the heart upon drinking.  They like to combine their traditional skills and methods with the brewer's heart. To this end, they work hard to improve their skills every day to work towards the next challenge, and brew excellent beer in the off season.