Kamoshibito Kuheiji "Sauvage" 2022 Vintage

Kamoshibito Kuheiji "Sauvage" 2022 Vintage

Regular price$42.00
Shipping calculated at checkout.

  • In stock, ready to ship

An emblematic cuvee honoring Okayama Omachi rice. Sauvage (Wild) is worked according to the same principles as Kuheiji Eau du Désir (Yamadanishiki) using a higher-temperature fermentation which allows the extraction of primary aromas.
In these conditions the Omachi reveals all its power, its ample and fatty profile. The aroma of clean chanterelle and enoki mushrooms derived from koji give way to undergrowth and ripe fruit at the end. With less tension than Yamadanishiki, Sauvage surprises by its volume and texture, which comes to invade each area of the palate. A gorgeous sake produced within the classification of Junmai Daiginjo.

Omachi is the oldest sake rice, discovered in 1859 years ago and was named Nihon Kusa by the discerning stroller who discovered it. Said to be a farmer returning to Akaiwa, Okayama from his pilgrimage to Mt. Daisen, he noticed the particular aspect of this wild rice, longer than the average, and brought back two stalks. Now called Omachi, its characteristic size makes it susceptible to lodging (falling over) which led to it being described as "the man who stands in the rice fields, and following bad weather, the man bent over during his labor."

Rice: Omachi (50%)
Yeast: Proprietary
Acidity: n/a
Water: n/a
SMV: n/a
Alcohol: 16%

From the brewery:
"We grow our own rice, the heart of our sake, in Hyogo Prefecture's Kurodashō, Okayama Prefecture's Akaiwa, and the Camargue region of France.We feel this is important so each and every one of our products is truly hand-crafted from start to finish.
This also means each vintage has its own unique story to tell.
It's terroir is ingrained in its very body, and our philosophy is to allow each vintage express that."