KEIGETSU John` Sparkling Sake (375ml)
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.
The base for this is a junmai daiginjo and has a 50% polish rate meaning 50% of the original rice grain has been polished away. They opted to add CO2 to create the bubbles, as they wished to have a crystal clear sake and avoid the natural sediment that results from bottle fermentation. This dry sparkling sake has lovely aromas of peach and cherry blossom on the nose but does pack a punch with its 15% alcohol!. It can be served on its own or with canapés, tapas. Serve cold, preferably at 4°C.