This sake classifies as “Nama-chozo” and is available year-round, so you do not need to wait until the spring to get it. The brewery brews it, stores it at 41 degrees Fahrenheit as namazake (unpasteurized sake), and then pasteurizes once in bottle just before shipping, as needed.
Founded in 1778, the Fuji Brewery is now managed by the 13th generation of the Kato family, Ariyoshi Kato. The head brew master Kodai Kato, one the youngest Toji in Japan to win a gold medal at the National Japan Sake Competition. Located in Tsuruoka City, a sake-brewing hub in Yamagata prefecture, Eiko Fuji embodies the style of Yamagata- light, clean and delightfully fruity.
Delicate notes of green apple on the nose; soft and melting on the palate; notes of green apple and candied sugar; finishes with a delicate acidity.