Dassai 45 Sparkling
Saké - Nihonshu - 13% - 36 cl
Dassai 45 Sparkling offers a unique tasting experience, combining subtlety and richness in a creamy, fruit-infused sparkling sake.Read more
Crafted with precision and finesse, Dassai 45 Sparkling is a sparkling junmai daiginjo nigori sake that delicately blends a creamy texture with a fruity richness and a slight lactic nuance. The characteristic milky hue of nigori sake, due to fine rice residues, immediately catches the eye, heralding an exceptional taste experience.
On opening, the sake releases a bouquet reminiscent of the milky sweetness of yoghurt, combined with the subtleties of white and exotic fruits such as grapes and pears, as well as a discreet note of fennel offering a vegetal touch of aniseed. The bubbles, forming a delicate, slightly tickling mousse, quickly dissipate to give way to a robust, creamy entry, dominated by the chestnut notes from the koji. The palate is then enveloped in a palette of flavors, offering nuances of white peach, Williams pear and a sweetness reminiscent of English candy. The rice residues contribute to a creamy, luxurious texture, reminiscent of almond milk, leaving a subtle trace of sweetness on the finish.
Made from Yamada-Nishiki rice, polished to an impressive 45% of its original grain, this sake can be enjoyed chilled as an aperitif to add a Japanese touch, or as an accompaniment to fruity or chocolate desserts.
Note: we recommend storing this sake in a cool place to preserve its delicate flavors and unique character. Particularly fine and delicate, this sake requires several serving steps: it has to be kept in the fridge to be served fresh, and before serving, it is recommended to gently turn the bottle 1 to 2 times to homogenize the mixture as illustrated in this video of the brand (in Japanese).
Details Dassai 45 Sparkling
Saké - Nihonshu
Honshu - Yamaguchi
45% (Rice grain remaining)
Rice - Water - Koji - Yeast
Brewery Asahi Shuzo - Dassai
Founded in 1948 in the Yamaguchi region, Asahi Shuzo is now famous around the world for its Dassai Sake line.
Nestled in a lush mountainous region not far from the town of Iwakuni, Asahi Shuzo was producing ordinary sake and was in decline when Hiroshi Sakurai took over the small family business in 1984 and decided to shift production to high-end sake.
Best served chilled (approx. 4 to 8°C)
Goes perfectly with the sweetness of your desserts
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