Tenbi Junmai Ginjo 天美 純米吟醸 720ml
|Brewery||Choshu Shuzo 長州酒造株式会社|
|Grade||Junmai Ginjo 純米吟醸|
|Rice & Polishing||Yamadanishiki 山田錦 60%|
That new kura is Choshu Shuzo. The owner, knowing nothing of sake brewing, hired the best toji he could find that was available (and willing to come to rural Yamaguchi), and got Fujioka Miki. Fujioka san formerly worked for very popular brands Kawatsuru and Zaku, and now is making her own sake her own way under the label Tenbi.
This is a lovely sake, made with evident care. As a nama, it has the expected boisterous, effervescent freshness. It carries notes of muscat grape and herbal, grassy aromas. The flavor is clean and crisp, with a quick finish cleaned up by pleasant acidity.