For this brew, the rice is milled down to 88% of its original size before fermentation— typical for table rice, but far less milling than most sake. Rich, juicy rice-laden flavors with funky aromas.
- Rice:Ippon-jime (domaine grown)
- Polishing: 88%
- Water: soft well water
- Yeast: M310
- SMV: -1
- Acidity: 1.5
- ABV: 18%
Produced by Onda Shuzo in Nagaoka, a city located in the central part of Niigata Prefecture. As a domaine-style sake producer (which is very rare in the sake industry!) Onda grows the local specialty sake rice “Ippon-Jime” on its own land near the Shinano River and the Echigo Mountains. Norio Onda, the fifth generation owner-president-brewmaster, grows the rice in spring and summer, harvests it in fall, and brews the sake in winter.