Yauemon Shuawa is the ideal aperitif. Neither too fizzy and not too sweet compared to a prosecco. Due to low filtering and lower ABV of 13%, this sake has a great texture and not as pricey as many champagnes.
Fruity and light-bodied with crisp honey, melon date and grapefruit flavours. Gentle bittersweet and refreshing with balanced acidity and grapefruit, black sugar and melon notes in the taste.
One of the team's favourite sake.
Grade: Junmai Daiginjo
Rice: Yume No Kaori
Polish rate: 45%
A multi award-winning, 200-year-old brewery steeped in history and tradition. Makes superb, deep-flavoured sake from their own, organically farmed rice.
Yamatogawa Shuzo is an extremely prestigious and multiple award-winning sake brewery located in the north east of Japan. It was established in the middle of Edo period (1790) when Japan was secluded from the rest of the world and ruled by the Tokugawa Shogunate. The present owner, Mr Yaemon Sato, is from the ninth generation of his family to run the brewery. For over 200 years the traditional ways of sake brewing have been protected and evolved by the Master Brewers who inherited the spirit of sake brewing from their forbears and the local land. There are more than 100 kinds of sake produced by Yamatogawa Shuzo, we have selected five of the best to bring to the UK.