UEHARA SHUZO - SHIGA
Junmai • Pure Rice Sake
Ginjo • Rice polished to 60% or less
Muroka • No charcoal filtration
Nama • Unpasteurised
Genshu • Undiluted
The current Kuramoto [Brewery Owner] is Isao Uehara and he is the the 7th-generation of his family to own & operate Uehara Shuzō, founded in 1862. Located on the north-western shore of Lake Biwa in Takashima, where the streets are lined with canals carrying fresh spring water, Uehara Shuzō uses this famously pure water to brew its sake.
Kameno-o is an ancient table rice variety which produces more robust and deep flavoured Sake. This version from Uehara Shuzo is an excellent example, showing a balanced and savoury character with great ripe fruit and a striking focused backbone. Delicious on its own or with food.
RICE TYPE: Kameno-o
RICE POLISHING: 55%
YEAST STRAIN: Natural
STORAGE: Store Sake in a cool dark place, trying to avoid direct sunlight.
HANDLING: Once opened the Uehara 'Furosen Kameno-o' will last well for at least 8 - 10 weeks, ideally in a refrigerator.