Origin: Senkin Shuzo, Tochigi, Japan
Rice: Yamada Nishiki
Rice Polishing Ratio: 35%
Lean and bursting with flavor, this Junmai Daiginjo is milled to 35% remaining - the optimal milling rate for Yamada Nishiki according to the master brewer. Senkin Issei is the entry-level sake for their premium series, which are all pressed using the Fukurozuri pressing method (employing gravity to separate pure, clean sake from the mash - a popular method for competition level sake). Notes of juicy melon and fuji apple make this a true delight to sip on with a wide variety of non-Japanese dishes using cheese and/or dairy products. The brewery encourages drinkers to consume their sake out of Bordeaux wine glasses to truly discover the sensory potential of their brews.
Senkin follows the domaine concept all their sake rice.They only grow rice in fields nourished by the same subterranean water that is used in their sake brewing. This harmony of rice and water is essential to create the distinctive and delicious flavour of Senkin Sake.
Pairs well with scallop with grapefruit salad, mozzarella and tomato salad, insalata di mare (Italian Seafood Salad), seafood aspic, sea urchin mousse, poached white asparagus