Uonuma Noujun Junmai
Dry and lean in the nose, the Uonuma Noujun “Rich” Junmai has savory aromas of celery, dried pear and anise.
For Shirataki Shuzo, this unusual style of sake is a brilliant study of 80% polishing, 2 years of aging Yamadanishiki
and Koshi Ibuki rice, and using “G74”, a wine yeast. Aging the roughly polished rice produces a beautifully soft,
round, creamy palate full of savory mocha, hazelnut, spicy vanilla, ending with crisp acidity and a long lingering
ABOUT SHIRATAKI SHUZO:
Shirataki Brewery is located in the heart of the Japanese Alps called “Snow Country” in the Niigata Prefecture.
Each spring the snowpack melts providing an abundance of clear natural spring water. This water runs through a
coal seam providing a natural filtration process that accentuates the taste and quality of the water. This very soft
water is the secret behind the very light, elegant, pretty style of sake made at Shirataki. The town of Echigo
Yuzawa is home to “Koshi Ikari” a famous high-quality table and sake rice brand in Japan, as well as “Koshi Ibuki,
which is used in their light elegant style sake and “Koshi Tanrei” which is used in their sake with richer fuller flavor.
Ideal with rustic Italian food, (think Cotogna Restaurant), or other cheese and tomato centric or creamy pasta
Well suited for all blue cheese, especially, Gorgonzola Dolce, Bleu d’Auvergne, or Monte Enebro.
POLISHING: 80% / ALCOHOL: 16-17% / SMV: +2.0 / RICE: Yamadanishiki, Koshi Ibuki / YEAST: G74 Niigata
IDEAL TEMP: CHILLED ROOM TEMP + WARM + 60° – 104° F