Nanbu Bijin Awa Sparkling Junmai Ginjo

Nanbu Bijin Awa Sparkling Junmai Ginjo

Nanbu Bijin Awa Sparkling Junmai Ginjo

The development of this sake started with a dream to create a sake to celebrate the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Of course, we now know how insane 2020 became. But thank god we still have the resulting product, because the Nanbu Bijin Awa Sparkling is stunning. It also turned a new page in the Japanese sake world.

Until then, sparkling sake could go either of two ways–clear, but with carbon dioxide pumped in, or naturally trapping CO2 with a second fermentation in the bottle, but cloudy. With Nanbu Bijin Awa Sparkling, a third path was carved out—clear, but with in-bottle fermentation. It is also dosage zero, meaning no sugar was added. Complex aromas, but a clean and fresh palate, tied up with a umami finish.

ML.
720
VOL.
ALC.
12%
VOL.
Regular price $92.00

ABOUT THIS BOTTLE

NANBU BIJIN AWA SPARKLING SAKE

Aroma with a strong, complex presence; floral notes of red poppy, rose petal and violet, with apricot, candy drop, muscat as well. Very light attack followed by sake flavors. In contrast to the exotic aroma, flavors are very straightforward. Clean and fresh, with mineral, pear, rose water palate, with delicate umami undertones and a creamy finish. Get lured in by the aroma, and stay for the strong, clean taste.

TASTING NOTES

Rice Polishing Ratio

This sake is made from Ginotome rice that has been polished down to 55%.


HOW TO ENJOY

PAIRING

Bouillabaisse, tomato-based dishes, sashimi, samosa, snapper carpaccio, seafood bisque.

SERVING

Best served chilled in a champagne flute.