Gunma Izumi Yamahai Junmai Maikase
In stock (can be backordered)
TASTING NOTES: Savory nuances of toasted quinoa, banana bread and nutmeg are present in the nose. On the palate, this sake is layered, lifted and complex, with flavors of plantain, dried cranberry, nougat, white mushroom and almond.
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.
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POLISHING: 60% / ALCOHOL: 15-16% / SMV: +3.0 / RICE: JAPANESE RICE 100% / YEAST: PROPRIETARY YEAST
IDEAL TEMP: VERSATILE; 46°F – 105° F