ABOUT THIS BOTTLE
SHICHIKEN JUNMAI GINJO
Bright silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of star anise, spearmint, and tarragon. Initially light and slightly bitter, with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet fruity light body and a seamless, complex, medium-long strawberry, aloe, and salt finish. An elegant junmai ginjo with an infinitely divine, delicate mouthfeel.
Rice Polishing Ratio
This sake is made from 100% Yume-Sansui rice that has been polished to 57%.
HOW TO ENJOY
Goes well with all types of meals, from appetizers to main entrees. An ideal accompaniment to salty or savory foods such as sushi, eel, tempura, grilled chicken, egg dishes, and dim sum.
Best served chilled, room temp, warm . Enjoy in a wine glass if chilled, ochoko if warm.
YAMANASHI MEIJO BREWERYLEARN MORE
In 1750, 1st generation Ibei Nakaya branched out from the Kitahara family in Shinshu Takato (slighty northwest of Hokuto) to start his own brewing company. He based himself in Hakushu, falling in love with the water quality there. Today, several major companies have set up whiskey and mineral water factories, making Hokuto the biggest mineral water producer in Japan. The name Shichiken comes from the title of a fanlight (a celebratory gift from a feudal lord for a building inauguration at the brewery), "Seven Sages in a Bamboo Grove." Shichiken means Seven Sages.