Brewed at Kidoizumi Shuzo in Ohara, Chiba Prefecture in the Boso Peninsula.
Made with locally-grown, organic Gohyakumangoku rice. The brand name Shizenmai means natural rice and is the perfect name for sake made from 100% naturally raised agricultural rice, free from pesticides and chemical fertilisers.
Whipped cream, yogurt, fresh ricotta and lactic aromas mingle pleasantly in the glass.
An off dry sparkling with nashi pear and steamed rice flavours finishing with a tart lime spritz punctuating the creaminess. A wonderful impression of refreshing simplicity that’s a great aperitif or for sipping on a warm evening. This sake is made with secondary in-bottle fermentation similar to traditional methods employed in making Champagne. This results in a fine perlage and some yeast/rice sediment remaining in the bottle giving a cloudy appearance.
Food matches – raw milk cheese and pickle platters, crackers and zesty dips, smoked and cured meats, marinated and grilled seafood, ceviche and shellfish. A cool note when served with Mexican food or a Thai curry.
Serve chilled in tulip-shaped glass to capture aroma and appreciate the bubble. Care required on opening the bottle. After gentle opening ensure the sediment at the base is gently circulated in the bottle.
Store refrigerated as this sake is unpasteurised. After opening keep refrigerated.