Seikyo Junmai Ginjo Omachi Namazake

Seikyo Junmai Ginjo Omachi Namazake

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As usual for Omachi rice, the palate on this namazake is broad and expansive. It fills your mouth with texture and carries the distinctive herbal qualities through a long finish.
Off-dry, with a full body, unctuous-- creamy-- but not heavy. Umami-forward with notes of labneh yogurt, white mushroom, anise candies, and vanilla custard. But this is countered by lightweight, bright, herbal notes of pandan, greengage plum, lemon-lime, and allspice. 
Pairing:
Any middle-eastern cuisine dressed with yogurt, especially shrimp, pickled plum condiments, and savory jams. Southern-style watermelon pickles, creamy macque choux, pumpkin stuffed flatbread with cilantro chutney and yogurt-- anything with a sweet-savory-herby and creamy edge.

Stats:
  • Region: Hiroshima
  • Grade: Junmai Ginjo
  • Seimaibuai: 55%
  • Nihonshudo: +3.0
  • Acidity: 1.5
  • Rice: Omachi
  • Shubo Method:Koontoka
  • Pressing:Yabuta
  • Filtration: Light
  • Pasteurization: None
  • Alcohol Percentage: 15.4%

Brewery:

Based in the historic town of Takehara, the Nakao Brewery was established in 1871. Now managed by the 6th generation of the family, the brewery has been at the forefront of the study of yeast and fermentation. Seikyo Namazake is brewed with Omachi rice, characterized by a deeply rich and soft taste as well as a crisp finish. Omachi rice was discovered more than 150 years ago and is the oldest existing sake rice. It is also the only non-crossbreed sake rice that exists in Japan today, with more than 70% of all varieties of sake rice belonging to the Omachi family.