The Housen Nami no Oto Leiro sake is a crisp and fruity Junmai Ginjo sake. The degree of rice polish is 55%. This sake is intense and complex, a full, beautiful rice aroma and a fine umami unfold from the start. 100% Toyonishiki rice from the Miyagi prefecture is used. Leiro sake goes very well with meat and grilled fish, but also with carpaccio and cheese.
Housen Nami no Oto Jumai Ginjo Leiro sake is produced by the Sasaki Sake Brewery in Natori in Miyagi Prefecture. The brewery was built in 1871. Miyagi sake is considered one of the highest quality in Japan and has also won many awards. Unfortunately, the devastating tsunami in 2011 hit the prefecture hard, and the Sasaki Brewery was almost completely destroyed. But already in the following winter of 2012, Sasaki set up a provisional brewery and began brewing sake again. In the meantime, the Sake Kura has been completely rebuilt on the old site. Now, 150 years of experience meet state-of-the-art technology at Sasaki, and that makes sake more exciting than ever before. The Nami No Oto Leiro Sake convinces with an intense aroma of ripe fruits such as melon and apple, yet it is quite dry, soft and crisp at the same time. The finish reveals notes of cheesecake. The beautiful umami notes round off this great Junmai Ginjo. This sake should definitely be drunk well chilled. We recommend a special sake glass or alternatively a white wine glass.
In food pairings, Leiro sake goes very well with meat and grilled fish, and in Western cuisine it also goes very well with pizza and cheese. "Housen" means treasure ship, and "Nami no Oto" means the sound of the waves.
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Japanese Junmai Ginjo Sake
Rice polishing grade: 55%
Net quantity: 720 ml
Alk.: 15% vol
Dispensed only to persons of full age
Importer: Ginza Berlin GmbH, Pfalzburger Straße 20, 10719 Berlin
About Sasaki Sake Brewery
Sasaki Shuzoten was founded in 1871 in Natori in the Yuriage district of Miyagi Prefecture. The sake kura is run by two brothers in the fifth generation. While the younger brother is responsible for sake production as Toji, the older one takes care of the entire management and administration of the brewery. Like almost every sake brewery in Miyagi, the devastating tsunami in 2011 hit the Sasaki brewery very hard. The company headquarters building, which was a registered material cultural asset of Japan, was completely destroyed. Fortunately, the production warehouse, located on a slightly elevated area, was spared by the tsunami. The two brothers received support from all over the country to rebuild the brewery. First, a temporary brewery was built in the Natori City Reconstruction Industrial Park to restart production. In 2019, a new sake brewery was built at the old site. With the new brewery, cutting-edge technology now meets five generations of experience, making Sasaki sake more exciting than ever before. The town of Natori is blessed with the best water from the river of the same name and the Abukuba River. Sasaki uses almost exclusively local rice from Miyagi Prefecture for its sake.