Synopsis, Our Opinion: A GREAT Sake
Producer/Winery: Yasuhiko Niida; Niida-Honke Co.; Fukushima, Japan.
Grape Variety: 100% Shizenmai rice.
Geographic Appellation: Fukushima, Japan.
Price: $26.10 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Garden salad with sesame oil dressing.
Chilled before drinking. Clear, almost colorless. Strong Bartlett pear aromas. Smooth as silk, tart, dry mouth-feel; lots of pear, fresh cut apple, melon and vegetative flavors that continued all the way through the long finish. Although not acidic from a wine drinkers viewpoint, there was quite a lot of acidity that gave it a fresh snap. Fantastic paired with the sesame oil dressing on the salad, but equally good sipping alone after the dinner. We first it had this with Shrimp Gyoza at a Caviste/Krankies Sake dinner and both the Sake and food pairing knocked our socks off; but sipping it quietly at home with other tastes I think it was equally good. The sesame oil on the salad made the Sake even more rich and complex. It was very refreshing and simply a GREAT Sake we really enjoyed…it provided a whole new wine drinking experience and we strongly recommend it!!!
Alcohol Content: 15-16%
Closure: Screw cap.
UPC Code: 4 943274 030136
Imported by: Wine of Japan Import; Pompton Plains, New Jersey.