FUKUCHIYO SHUZO - SAGA
Junmai • Pure Rice Sake
Ginjo • Rice polished to 60% or less
Muroka • No charcoal filtration
The Nabeshima Nakagumi is also nama-cho which means that unlike conventional pasteurised sake which is heat treated twice, this sake has been stored unpasteurised until bottling where it is then heat treated once. This is done to retain some of the fresh, lively palate of nama [unpasteurised] sake whilst gaining some roundness and depth during the ageing period after pasteurisation. A fragrant nose of melon and aniseed. The palate has a mellow texture with a spine of spice along the tongue. The finish has a refreshing acidic lift.
RICE TYPE: Gohyakumangoku
RICE POLISHING: 60%
YEAST STRAIN: #9
STORAGE: Store Nama [unpasteurised] Sake in a cool dark place, trying to avoid direct sunlight.
HANDLING: Once opened the Fukuchiyo 'Nabeshima' will last well for at least 4 - 5 weeks, ideally in a refrigerator.