TERADA HONKE - CHIBA
Junmai • Pure Rice Sake
Kimoto • Traditional yeast starter method
Muroka • No charcoal filtration
Genshu • Undiluted
Established in 1673, Terada Honke have been brewing continuously for over 345 years. They are purveyors of only natural yeast brewing, working exclusively with traditional Kimoto & Bodai-moto starter methods.
This is made with Shinriki rice that is grown organically by Terada Honke themselves. Only polished to 80%. It is pasteurised and undiluted. It’s a powerful & complex Sake that demands food. ‘Kioke’ means wooden and on the label it says ‘Kioke Jikomi’ or ‘Wood Ferment’. This is a reference to the Sake being fermented in an open top wood fermenter (made from Japanese cedar). It spends purely the fermentation time in wood then is aged for the remainder of the time in bottle. This Sake is layered and complex with a rice bran aroma and a fine acidic backbone.
RICE TYPE: Shinriki [Organic]
RICE POLISHING: 80%
YEAST STRAIN: Natural
SERVE: Room Temperature