Although this sake is not made using the same apple yeast as the daiginjos in the Maboroshi line, this junmai ginjo still shows green apple fruit. It also reflects the Hiroshima style, which is known for its soft water and described as “kirei,” a Japanese word meaning both “clean” and “pretty.”
The Nakao Brewery is in Takehara, a historical city in Hiroshima Prefecture on the coast of the Seto Inland Sea. Hundreds of years ago, it was a thriving salt-producing town. From this wealth and manufacturing ability, sake breweries sprung up, reaching a peak of 26 kura in this small town in the early 1900s. Today, there are only two, the Nakao Brewery being one of them.
Overall a light and delicate junmai ginjo; lower in aroma and fruit than many ginjos. Representative of the Hiroshima region which is known for soft water and crisp flavors.