Founded in the 1540’s, the Tomita Brewery is one of the oldest breweries in Japan and is now managed by the 15th generation of the family, Yasunobu Tomita, who is also the brewmaster. The Tomita’s named their sake Shichi Hon Yari, or “Seven Spearsmen,” after the leaders of the historic Battle of Shizugatake which was fought just outside their town of Kinomoto.
This Junmai Ginjo Nigorizake is made with local sake rice varieties Tamazakae and Ginfubuki. In keeping with the house style, this nigori is rich, rice forward, and finishing with bright acidity. While showing creamy notes of tropical fruit, traditional of the cloudy style, Tomitas version finishes super dry, a unique nigori experience that truly stands out.
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.