This is a shimmering, bright, crisp Daiginjo from the Nakao Brewery in Hiroshima prefecture. Plenty of acidity, balance and less richness and weight than many Daiginjos on the market. This bottling is made specially for Joto Sake and we're proud to stock it here at Chambers Street.
This Junmai Ginjo from the Ibaraki prefecture uses a prized rice varietal of the same name that has not been grown for nearly a hundred years (due to later harvests and pest problems in the 1920s). After obtaining frozen samples of the rice seedlings from the Japanese government and planting them in the late 80's, the Huchu Homare brewery was able to once again produce sake from this heirloom varietal. It is a flavorful sake with hints of anise and a pleasant muskiness. It also possesses faint tropical notes and nice acidity in the finish. Truly a unique sake with an equally special story.