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KEIGETSU Aikawa-homare Yamahai Junmai 58 (300ml)

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Sakes have been made by family-owned Tosa brewery since 1877. The name ‘KEIGETSU’, is a Japanese term which describes the beautiful evening scene created when the moon hangs over Katsurahama shore. The sakes are made from organically-grown, local rice varieties.The variety Gin-no-Yume is a sake-specific rice that is a crossing of Hinohikari and Yamadanishiki and specially developed for the Kōchi prefecture. The rice is grown within two kilometres of the brewery, in a mountainous region called Tosa Reihoku in the Kōchi prefecture, it grows well on the terraced rice paddies at 300 – 600 metres above sea level, with high diurnal temperature swings.

Aikawa-Homare means 'the pride of Aikawa area' in the Tosa region. Aikawahomare Yamahai-Junmai has a 58% polish rate meaning 58% of the original grain remains with the aim to bring out the flavours of the rice. Brewed with the traditional Yamahai yeast starter, this sake has a richer umami character and more pronounced acidity. Very versitile can be served chilled, at room-temperature or warmed, Aikawahomare Yamahai-Junmai can stand up to food such as Japanese hot pot, fatty tuna sashimi and semi-hard cheese due to its full bodied, savoury style and umami character and good fruitiness.