ABOUT THIS BOTTLE
Elegant floral aroma with apple, pineapple, vanilla. Soft mouth-feel with facets of white flowers, cracked pepper, stone fruit, malt, linden berry, mandarin, and saline minerality. Mild acidity coasts you to the dry, medium long grassy finish. Only 2500 bottles are produced every year. Capturing Tsugu in words is like trying to explain the perfection of a Mozart opera, the grandeur of a sunrise in the Grand Canyons, or the depth of a Rothko. Experience it once and spend the rest of your life trying to describe its beauty.
Rice Polishing Ratio
This sake is made from Koshitanrei rice that has been polished to 35% (But considering how they have managed to take away more protein than the conventional polishing method, this equals to 20% in the conventional polishing method).
HOW TO ENJOY
Light fares to highlight the sake's magic, like sashimi, sushi, shrimp tempura, is great; but also has the depth and balance to go well with steak, fried chicken, or grilled eel as well.
Enjoy chilled. Serving in a wine glass will let the acidity expand on your palate.
ASAHI SHUZO - KUBOTALEARN MORE
Asahi Shuzo was founded in 1830 with the motto, "Quality First." They believe that the quality of rice is the utmost importance in sake brewing; as one of their past Toji put it succinctly: "The quality of sake cannot go beyond the quality of the ingredients." Asahi Shuzo spends a vast amount of energy and time into rice making, they've even founded an agricultural production corporation, Asahi Noken, where they research to preserve Japan's national agriculture and produce better sake rice.