Gunma Izumi Junmai Ginjo Usu-Midori
In stock (can be backordered)
TASTING NOTES: This bottling is one of the only releases from this brewery that’s not aged prior to release.
‘Usu-midori’ translates to ‘light green’, and refers to the freshness of the sake, including notes of green pear, musk melon and grilled rice.
ABOUT GUNMA IZUMI:
The toji, Fuse Tokutaro, is 76 years old and has been working at the brewery for 43 years. His family has held the toji position for several generations. Fuse Tokutaro is also the president of the Echigo Brewers Association, a very prestigious position. Water is key to the production of the sake, as it is not soft water here, nor is it hard water, it is in between. The minerals present in this vast water table underneath the brewery provides abundant quantities of water for production purposes. Gunma Izumi sake are typically blended with older sake, and /or aged 1-3 years. All are done in a Yamahai style.
Fresh apples, mixed green salad, poke, yasai-don
POLISHING: 50% / ALCOHOL: 15-16% / SMV: +3.0 / RICE: JAPANESE RICE 100% / YEAST: PROPRIETARY YEAST
IDEAL TEMP: CHILLED [41 – 68° F]