Masumi "Nanago" Sake

Masumi/Miyasaka Brewery

Masumi Nanago Sake. Masumi Brewery

Masumi "Nanago" Sake

Masumi/Miyasaka Brewery

Masumi did it again. What did it do, you ask? They created a work of wonder. They paired the delicacy of a daiginjo with the rugged yamahai brewing method using its own strain of yeast, the Nanago (Yeast Number Seven). Most yamahai-style sake is deep and rich, maybe even a little loud and punchy, but Masumi Nanago is elegant and refined—crisp and bright, helping the drinker float to seventh heaven. So, oops, they did it again. And guess what? You'll be saying, hit me, baby, one more time. Yup, we went there.

ML.
720
VOL.
ALC.
16%
VOL.

ABOUT THIS BOTTLE

MASUMI NANAGO SAKE

Elegant aroma of ripe banana and peach, with rice elements that gives it a bit of complexity to the mix. Gentle sweetness and light umami spreads like the glow of a halo. Banana, Nilla wafers and molasses flavors, followed by a slight peppery timbre. Pleasant acidity and bitterness gives the palate a tight, strong structure.

TASTING NOTES

Rice Polishing Ratio

This sake is using Kinmonnishiki rice that has been polished down to 40%.


HOW TO ENJOY

PAIRING

This sake is a work of miracle in its complex balance of sweetness, tartness, bitterness and umami; pair it with a special and complex dish that requires some work; something that can stand as equals with this special bottle: if going the sushi route, think seared snapper. Or try it with soy sauce steamed white fish, marinated broiled eggplant, veal sweetbread and anago fricassee, fried spring rolls, asparagus with sesame paste.

SERVING

Best served chilled.