Yukikage Tokubetsu Junmai Ginjo "Snow Shadow"

Yukikage Tokubetsu Junmai Ginjo "Snow Shadow"

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Yukikage is clean and crisp, effortlessly evoking an alpine waterfall or high elevation meadow. This low-volume, pure prettiness-- Japanese tasting notes sometimes call it "gorgeousness"--is seriously undervalued at $26/btl. 

Lightly spiced with notes of fresh nutmeg and chestnut, soft poached pear, green apple flesh, and fresh white mushroom, finishing super clean. A real beauty with highly flavorful, spicy otsumami based on shellfish, like fresh crab tossed in yuzu kosho.

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  • Brewery: Kinshihai Shuzo 
  • Location: Niigata
  • Grade: Tokubetsu Junmai
  • Rice: Gohyakumangoku, Koshi Ibuki
  • Yeast: S-3 
  • Seimaibuai: 58% Polish 
  • SMV: +4
  • Fermentation starter: Sokujo 

Brewery:

Kinshihai Shuzo has won gold medals at the Japan national sake competition in 2014, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, etc. Yukikage “Snow Shadow” won the gold award at US National Sake Appraisal “Joy of Sake” in 2006.