Narutotai Ginjo Nama Genshu Shiboritate "Red Snapper"

Narutotai Ginjo Nama Genshu Shiboritate "Red Snapper"

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Oh, Red Snapper. Like Demon Slayer Onikoroshi or Drunken Whale, Red Snapper is one of those hugely popular hit sake bottles that weaves its way into the memories and hearts of sake lovers everywhere. As an 18% unpasteurized undiluted nama genshu, this exuberant, full-flavored and full-bodied gem is absolutely packed with flavor. Notes of citrus, melon, brisk and dry and extremely punchy. 

Stats:

  • Honke Matsuura Shuzo, 本家松浦酒造 
  • Location: Tokushima, Shikoku
  • Grade: Ginjo (aruten) Shiboritate Nama Genshu
  • Rice: Oseto
  • Polishing: 58%
  • Yeast: #901
  • SMV: +5
  • Acidity: 1.5
  • ABV: 18-18.5%

Excellent pairing recs from The Japanese Bar:

Madai, Tai, Hamachi, awa o-dori, Sobagome-zōsui; Bitter dishes like mustard greens, Americanized maki rolls with heavy sauce, simmered, and grilled seafood. 

Narutotai Ginjo Nama Genshu is best served chilled or cold. It’s also acceptable on the rocks, as this sake packs a punch. In this case, consider a sudachi wedge as garnish, as this citrus is Tokushima’s flagship fruit.

Background:

From the brewery: "As a traditional sake brand, NARUTOTAI has released sake with great quality for over two hundred years, since our founding in 1804. Distributed internationally, NARUTOTAI has loved by sake geeks all over the world. Our products are unique; aromatic flavor, elegant taste, and dry finish. Reminiscent of beautiful whirling waves in Naruto Channel.”

“We devote ourselves to brew sake and will discover groundbreaking sake by taking lessons from the past. Hope our sake will provide happiness to people, and add enjoyment and healing to our society.”