HAKURAKUSEI Junmai Daiginjo "HIKARI" Kuranohana 15%
伯楽星 純米大吟醸 ひかり 蔵の華 15%精米
The highest grade sake in the Hakurakusei series released by Niizawa Brewery, which boasts the highest rice polishing ratio in Japan. Polished to 15% Kura-no-Hana from Miyagi Prefecture, it is the essence of the "ultimate food sake". Pleasant aroma with notes of bananas and balanced sweetness & acidity. Chill it well before enyoing it in a wine glass during the first half of the meal.
|Rice||Kura No Hana (Miyagi)|
|Water||Kurama underground water|
Pleasant aroma, reminiscent of bananas, spreads softly and melts into the beautiful acidity and gentle sweetness that follows. It disappears smoothly and gracefully, leaving only an elegant aftertaste. Chill it well in the refrigerator and enjoy it in a wine glass during the first half of the meal.
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The Ultimate Food Sake
Founded in 1873, with the professed aim of delivering “the ultimate meal-time sake”, the brewery continues to hold itself to a support role, in deference to cuisine. The brewery’s head office is located in the south of the Osaki Plain in Miyagi Prefecture, where the Sasanishiki and Hitomebore rice variants originated from. However, the brewery struggled to make a profit, when 90% of all sake produced was basic sake (“Futsushu”) around the year 2000. It was when the 5th generation owner Niizawa returned to the brewery the predecessor was thinking about closing the brewery but Mr. Niizawa persuaded him to keep the brewery running and started a great turnaround.