Shichi Hon Yari 'Seven Spearmen' Namakaze Junmai Sake 720ml
Tasting Notes: Dried mushroom on the nose; viscous and creamy in weight and texture; bright grapefruit notes on palate; crisp finish.
Shichi Hon Yari sake is primarily made with Tamazakae rice, Shiga-ken’s indigenous sakamai. The Tomita’s and their farmers use mineral water which runs from the nearby Ibuki mountains down to their village. This water is so suited for sake making that they use it as is, without being filtered. Shichi Hon Yari sake can best be described as light, approachable and well-balanced.
Founded in the 1540’s in the small town of Kinomoto, with its production limited to just over 5,000 cases per year, the Tomita Shuzou is one of the oldest and smallest breweries in Japan. With one toji and three brewers producing every bottle, this sake is truly te–zukuri, or “handmade.” Today, the Tomita Brewery is filled with the energy of a new generation, as it lays a new foundation for many more years to come.
Pairing Recommendations: Serve room temperature or warmed with mushroom risotto, nutty cheese, or stews.
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