Akashi-Tai, Ginjo Sparking Sake

Regular price £15.95
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  • Spirits Type:

    Sake

  • ABV:

    7%

  • Country:

    Japan

  • Bottle Size:

    300ml

Akashi-Tai Ginjo Sparking Sake - Spirits

Tasting Notes

Clean with light hints of citrus fruits. Well balanced, light fruit notes with hints of citrus and melon. Crisp and refreshing.

The sake is filtered from the solids, in cheaper versions some alcohol is used to extract extra flavour. The young sake is pasteurised then matured for up to one year, it is diluted to about 15% abv before bottling. However it is made, it is immediately noticeable that Sake has the complexity of aromas, flavours, and styles more reminiscent of wine than beer! Made using the traditional method, as used in Champagne, this sparkling sake is light & refreshing.

Production Notes

Sake is not a wine, as there is no fruit sugar fructose involved. It is really a strong beer made from rice. Polished rice is soaked, then steam cooked to release starch. As rice lacks the necessary amylase to convert starch to sugar a complex process involving multiple parallel fermentations has evolved: A cultivated mould is used to prepare the rice starch, brewing yeasts follow, as the yeast population increases, more rice is added until the desired volume is met, then water is added for the main fermentation during which the sugars are converted to produce a beer with an ABV up to 20%. The sake is filtered from the solids, in cheaper versions some alcohol is used to extract extra flavour. The young sake is pasteurised then matured for up to one year, it is diluted to about 15% abv before bottling. However it is made, it is immediately noticeable that Sake has the complexity of aromas, flavours, and styles more reminiscent of wine than beer!