Soto Junmai Daiginjo
Soto Junmai Daiginjo is an a great entry point for people wanting to explore Daiginjo-grade, or some of the more highly-refined sake styles. It's soft and ve...
Soto Junmai Daiginjo is an a great entry point for people wanting to explore Daiginjo-grade, or some of the more highly-refined sake styles. It's soft and velvety, and ever-so refreshing sake from Japan's Niigata region. Niigata is a region with a strong reputation for amazing, abundant, and pristine springwater. And since you can't even begin to make sake in Japan without excellent water, Niigata is all set from the get-go. For much of Niigata-region sake, showing of the water is a main point, and this one drinks just like amazing, velvety, alcoholic springwater!
On the nose it shows light floral notes, propped up on a solid base of orchard and tropical fruit. Sweet rice aromas come through as well. In the mouth, the texture is lithe and silky, with crisp edges and a clean, refeshing finish. Flavor-wise, the predominate notes are tropical fruit, strawberry, and orchard fruits such as apple and pear. Those fruit notes are wonderfully balanced with a minerality and notes of mochi and dried rice straw.