Junmai Ginjo Nigori “Winter Warrior”

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Shichi Hon Yari Sake

Junmai Ginjo Nigori “Winter Warrior”

Region: Japan / Shiga

The Tomita Brewery is one of Japan’s oldest breweries; it was founded in the 1540s and is now managed by the 15th generation president. Tomita is also one of the smallest sake producers, making just over 6,000 cases a year.

tasting note

This small-production nigori or “unfiltered sake” bursts with notes of pineapple, papaya and coconut. It is bright and lively with a fresh and robust mouthfeel.

Before serving, gently shake the bottle to properly mix the sediments with the sake. Serve well-chilled. Enjoy with a range of food like a cheeseburger with fries, spicy Asian cuisine and even creamy chocolate desserts.

food pairing

Serve chilled with spicy Asian foods, especially curries, fatty grilled steak or hamburgers, or chocolate desserts.

Region: Shiga
Grade: Junmai Ginjo
Seimaibuai: 60%
Nihonshudo: -4.0
Rice: Tamazakae & Ginfubuki
Yeast: Association #1401
Pressing: Fune

points of distinction

  • This junmai ginjo nigori is rich and full with abundant tropical fruit notes.
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Shichi Hon Yari is named after the seven spearsmen who became legends at the battle of Shizugatake fought just outside the town of Kinomoto in 1583.


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