Taiten Shiragiku 'Winter Bomb' Nama Junmai Nigori SPARKLING
**2015 & 2017 Fine Sake Awards Gold - Sparkling Sake**
It's not everyday that you find a bottle of sparkling sake that's not from a mass producer. Add to that, 2 Gold medals from The Fine Sake Awards from a multiple Gold medal winning brewery? Fuggedaboutit!
Brewed like a 'brut', the flavour is clean and dry with a sharp effervescence. While it is a nigori (cloudy sake), you get a nice body without any overt sweetness. Look hard enough and you find some melon notes right the very end of the short finish. Being a nama (unpasteurized) sake, the bold and bright nose works perfectly with the sparkling nature.
A most excellent sake for celebrations and easily makes every day a Friday!
Grade : Junmai
Rice Variety : Akebono (rice variety local to Okayama)
Polishing Ratio : 70%
SMV : N/A - Dry
ABV : 14-15%
Size : 720ml
Annual Japan Sake Awards GOLD - 2015, 2016, 2017
What am I drinking?
Junmai = rice grain has been polished down to a minimum of 70% before brewing. No alcohol added during the brewing process. All alcohol is a result of natural fermentation.
Sparkling = a result of secondary fermentation within the bottle, similar to the technique used to produce champagne.
Nigori = Cloudy Sake, the rice powder is deliberately left behind in the bottle.
Nama = Unpasteurized, some consider this to be the closest to the taste of sake in it's natural form.
*Nama sake is delicate and is highly recommended to be kept refrigerated until drinking.