Kaze No Mori Alpha Type 2 720ml
This superpremium Junmai Daiginjo is made from locally grown Akitsuho rice milled to a mere 22% seimaibui. (Only 22% of the original rice grain remaining. This is currently the lowest in the Sakeshop portfolio).
In comparison to its Kaze no Mori stablemates, Alpha Type 2 is quite restrained, but in terms of the greater sake world it is an exuberant palate of juicy nashi, melon, blood plum, orange and lemongrass with a perfect balance of sweet and sour. Aroma of apricot and blossom.
While many Genshu (undiluted sake) are brewed to an ABV as high as 20% this is a very comfortable 16% ABV. Alpha Type 2 is also Nama (unpasteurised) and to retain as much of the original raw flavour as possible it has not undergone any charcoal filtration.
Quite remarkably Kyokai #7 yeast was used along with super low fermentation temperatures to create intense fruit on the palate. Although Kyokai #7 yeast is one of the most popular strains used in today's brewing circles it is not really used as a Ginjo yeast.
Forget Dassai, the brand that should be on your lips is Kaze no Mori.
A superb sake, very limited production.
This sake has not been pasteurised and should be stored refrigerated to prevent spoilage.
- Name:Kaze No Mori Alpha Type 2 720ml
- Brewery: Yucho Shuzo
- Brand:Kaze No Mori
- Classification:Junmai Daiginjo
- Region:Nara, Japan
This product has not been pasteurised and should be stored refrigerated to prevent spoilage.
Sweetspot: 5-15℃ Recommended range: 5-40℃ (chilled, room temp, warm)
Dry - Sweet
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