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Senkin “Snowman” Nigori Junmai Daiginjo

Item Number: 10238-1
Package: 12/300 ml
Origin: Tochigi, Japan
Brewery: Senkin Sake Brewery Co., Inc.
Alcohol Content: 15%
Nihonshudo: +2.8


Tasting Notes from Sake School of America Specialist:

Aromas of banana, cantaloupe, candied orange, and coconut milk gently grace the nose with hint of chestnut. This semi-dry sparkling Nigori displays a very gentle and fine mousse on the palate with a refined, smooth mouthfeel. Slivers of Nigori (sake lees) quietly melt on the palate like snowflakes. The finish is light, smooth, clean and crisp. Try pairing this with your favorite hearty winter dishes.


Brewery Profile: 
Nestled in the residential backroads of Sakura city, Tochigi Prefecture, Senkin Brewery is now run by 11th generation brothers Kazuki Usui (Brewer) and Masato Usui (Toji) who work together as brewer and toji (respectively. Senkin's jizake are brighter and juicier than other sake; their focus is principally on deviating from the norm with elements of higher acidity and residual sugar levels (around -3.0). As their brewing motto is “Yokei na koto shinai” (do nothing unnecessary), all of their sake are brewed in small batches, are Muroka (unfiltered), Genshu (undiluted), and Nama (unpasteurized), as well as bottle aged in near-freezing temperatures. Applying the same concept as a Domaine or Estate, Senkin uses the same water for brewing as that which grows their rice, and they will only use contract-farmed Omachi, Yamada Nishiki, or Kameno O rice grown within 5 minutes of the brewery. They proudly implement both modern and traditional brewing methods across their various sake

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