This kijoshu is made by incorporating junmai sake (instead of water) during the last step of fermentation. Monsoon Kijyoshu has a gentle acidity similar to prized noble rot wine. Tropical fruits such as apricots, mangoes, and bananas create a pronounced aroma. The finish is long and velvety, the scent of fragrant soil will follow with heavy sweetness. Great as a digestif or replacement for dessert.
Item Number: 10323
Package: 12/720 ml
Origin: Shiga, Japan
Brewery: Emishiki Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Alcohol Content: 17%
Tasting Notes from Sake School of America Specialist:
Emishiki Monsoon has a pronounced warm aroma of orange marmalade, apple cake, vanilla, sweet mochi, and honey. Rounded and ample mouthfeel, sweet and supple, but the retained acidity makes this Kijoshu refined, balanced, and creates a long velvety finish. This Kijoshu is delicious as a digestif or with a charcuterie board.
This brewery is located in the 50th Minakuchi-shuku on the former Tokaido, in a mountainous area 20km away from Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture. Shiga Prefecture is known for its Shigaraki ware, one of the "Six Ancient Kilns" in Japan, and is famous as the main production area of raw rice. In recent years, the mellow sweetness, which has been a characteristic of local sake since ancient times, has been pushed to the front and highlighted in Emishiki sake. Brewing is led by Mr. Atsunori Takeshima, the head of the family and the fifth head of this brewery.