Omachi Namazake Junmai Ginjo Spring Seasonal “Live Heirloom”
Based in the historic town of Takehara, the Nakao Brewery was established in 1871. Now managed by the 6th generation of the family, the brewery has been at the forefront of the study of yeast and fermentation. Seikyo Namazake is brewed with Omachi rice, characterized by a deeply rich and soft taste as well as a crisp finish. Omachi rice was discovered more than 150 years ago and is the oldest existing sake rice. It is also the only non-crossbreed sake rice that exists in Japan today, with more than 70% of all varieties of sake rice belonging to the Omachi family.
Brash and yeasty on the nose; herbal and grassy on the palate; finishes mild and delicate.
Serve chilled on its own or with light foods like salad, sushi, and grilled white meats.
Grade: Junmai Ginjo
Alcohol Percentage: 15.4%
points of distinction
- Every year, sake aficianados await the release of the spring “namazakes” or unpasteurized sake.
- Made from Omachi rice, Seikyo Namazake is a fantastic representation of this varietal and the spring release.
The Nakao Sake Brewery was established in 1871. It soon started using the brand name Seikyo, which means “True Mirror.”