Joto Daiginjo “One with the Clocks” Sake 300ML


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Alcohol: 16%

Rice Variety: Hattannishiki

Localization: Hiroshima, Japan

Tasting Notes: This decadent daiginjo is brewed using their own proprietary apple yeast and high temperature saccharification method discovered in 1940. Their discovery and the use of this special yeast is what gives this sake its refined aroma as well as its soft acidity and mix of apple and pear notes. The 72 clocks on the label represent the 72 hours spent to carefully polish the rice to 50%, the required ratio daiginjo sake.

Notes: “Dai” means great or big; “ginjo” is the upper echelon of sake. Daiginjo is the highest, the ultimate. To qualify as a daiginjo, the rice must be polished to 50% or less of its original size. Sake makers get rid of at least half of the raw ingredient they start with. This makes daiginjo’s elegant, refined and delicious.

In Japan, Joto Daiginjo is sold under the Maboroshi brand as their “white box” Daiginjo. Maboroshi Daiginjo is made using an apple yeast that the brewery discovered in the 1940’s. This is the least expensive of the three daiginjos in this line and is an incredible value for this level of sake.

Food pairing: Serve chilled with elegant foods like fatty tuna, butter sauces, oysters, and custards.