Hanzo & Junmai Daiginjo 'Aiyama'
半蔵 & 純米吟醸（愛山）
The Hanzo & is a new brand of sake made by the youngest brewmaster (toji) in Mie prefecture that delivers a modern and fresh taste with good acidity and lots of structure. The elegant and well-balanced ginjo aroma and smooth sweetness with a pleasant aftertaste enhance the food. It has a delicate and soft sweetness that only Aiyama sake rice variant can provide.
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Fruity and floral aroma with hints of melon and honeysuckle. Elegant sweetness derived from the Aiyama sake rice full of flavors with silky texture.
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Hanzo &, a New Direction for Sake
While Ota Shuzo's Hanzo brand is a decidedly traditional type of sake, the Hanzo & brand is a clearly modern sake, created by the youngest toji of the prefecture and made with a realization that a new type of consumer, more used to wines, is looking for a different type of sake. These are sake that challenge the traditional norms and are made with rice and yeast varieties from all over Japan. Furthermore, these sakes are not static, they are alive, meaning that they will evolve over time and that every year’s batch will be slightly different, reflecting the changing demands of modern consumers. This sake is made from the oldest of all sake specific rice types, Omachi, which is hard to grow but highly prized among afficionados.