MIOYA SHUZO - ISHIKAWA
Junmai • Pure Rice Sake
Ginjo • Rice polished to 60% or less
Muroka • No charcoal filtration
Nama • Unpasteurised
Genshu • Undiluted
The Yūho 55 is brewed to be sake that is full of flavour and umami, with well balanced acidity that can be paired with richer style dishes. Mioya have utilised yeast strain #9 to help create this balance, along with making sure the fragrance is not too pronounced, as they want to achieve a delicate aroma that will enhance any accompanying food rather than overpowering it. Yūho 55 is made with 2 rice types: Yamada Nishiki rice grown by the farmers group Yakkan-juku in Hyōgo prefecture and Miyama Nishiki rice grown by Mr Shishiba in Nagano. Both rice types are polished down to 55% making it a ginjō classification and giving the sake a delicate aroma of aniseed and a fresh and clean palate. A great harmony of sweetness and vibrant acidity with honeydew melon and spice on the palate with a long and complex finish.
RICE TYPE: Yamada Nishiki (Kōji), Miyama Nishiki (Kake)
RICE POLISHING: 55%
YEAST STRAIN: #9
*Koji = rice used for creating the Koji. *Kake = rice used in the main fermentation
SIZE: 720ml & 1800ml
STORAGE: Store Nama [unpasteurised] Sake in a cool dark place, trying to avoid direct sunlight.
HANDLING: Once opened the Mioya 'Yuho 55' will last well for at least 4 - 5 weeks, ideally in a refrigerator.