Kubota Hekijyu Junmai Daiginjo
Saké - Nihonshu - 15,5% - 72 cl
Kubota Hekijyu Junmai Daiginjo is a premium sake produced by Asahi Shuzo Sake Brewery, founded in 1830 in Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture, Japan.Read more
This sake is made from high quality gohyakumangoku rice and pure spring water from the Koshiji region. It is brewed using a traditional Yamahai brewing method that maximizes the power of lactic acid bacteria, and is aged for several months to develop its aromatic palette and complexity.
On the nose, Kubota Hekijyu Junmai Daiginjo offers subtle and delicate aromas of fruits, flowers and sweet rice, with a slight touch of umami. On the palate, this sake is rich, smooth and creamy, with complex flavors of ripe white fruits, nuts, honey and sweet rice, as well as a slight acidity that gives it freshness. It has a silky texture and a long, smooth finish with lingering fruit notes.
Kubota Hekijyu Junmai Daiginjo is a sake highly appreciated by connoisseurs for its complexity, balance and smoothness. It can be enjoyed fresh on its own or with fine cheeses or grilled white meat dishes.
Details Kubota Hekijyu Junmai Daiginjo
Saké - Nihonshu
Honshu - Niigata
50% (Rice grain remaining)
Rice - Water - Koji - Yeast
Brewery Asahi Shuzo - Kubota
Founded in the city of Nagaoka, in the heart of Niigata prefecture, a major rice and sake production center in Japan, the Asashi-Shuzo brewery is first and foremost known in Europe and around the world through its range of sakes: Kubota.
Since 1830, the house has been using all its expertise, from rice cultivation to sake brewing, to produce the best alcohol possible for nearly 200 years. If the main ingredient of sake obviously remains rice, it is first of all the pure and fresh water drawn near the brewery which contributes to the balance of alcohols produced by Kubota.
The rice, mostly of the Gohyakumangoku type, is grown by Asahi-Shuzo in partnership with local farmers in the Niigata region. It is then polished to different levels depending on the type of sake but overall at 50% for the Kubota sakes that we offer on Uisuki.
Note that the Asahi-Shuzo brewery has two "echigo toki" (master brewers), Motoyoshu Yamaga and Ryosaku Ohashi, which ensures perfect mastery and transmission of the house's know-how.
Finally, for those who are wondering: there are actually two breweries by the name of Asahi Shuzo. However, these are two different companies: one based in Iwakuni in Yamaguchi prefecture and represented by Dassai sakes and the other, presented here and therefore based in Nagaoka where Kubota sakes are brewed.
Citrus fruits, exotic fruits, red and/or yellow fruits, ...
Best served chilled (approx. 4 to 8°C)
Made from rice
Made from finely selected Japanese rice
The right accompaniment for your poultry dishes, kebabs, pork, ...