Size & UPC
720/12Pk - 844650025033
Shuntaro Saito – the 7th generation of the owner/founding family
46 Tsugawa, Aga-cho, Higashi-kanbara-gun, Niigata 959-4402, Japan
Gohyaku-man-goku and Koshi-ibuki
Yeast, SMV, Acidity, Amino acids
G9NF, +4, 1.4, 1.3
Chilled, Room temp., Luke-warm
Herbal, minty and slightly gamey. Dry, clean and medium bodied with moderate umami.
Matches well with Sukiyaki and Eel kabayaki. Escargots Barigoule – A hard dish to harmonize with wine because of the artichokes. But with Sake, it is a different match allowing for the herbs and mint to intermingle with gaminess and buttery aroma of the sauce and the chewy texture of the snails. Clams Casino – The brininess of the clam liquor mixed with the pungent aroma from the chopped and sweated garlic adds the herbal note to the clams and compliments the herbal minty aroma and taste of the dry Junmai sake. Other pairings – Mussels mariniere, Oyster Rockefeller, Escargots Barigoule.