Gekkeikan Daiginjo Yamada Nishiki Premium

Taste this sake made of "king of sake rice"
  • $79.00

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Notes: Apple / Pear Peach


Dryness: Dry

Alcohol (%):

Origin: Fushimi, Kyoto, Japan

Maker: Gekkeikan





Serving Temperature:

Food Pairing: Soba, sashimi, osmanthus jelly

Oyster salad, brushette


Gekkeikan Daiginjo Yamada Nishiki Premium

Gekkeikan Daiginjo Yamada Nishiki is made with Yamada Nishiki rice, often known as the “king of sake rice” for its quality and the flavor it imparts on the sake. With the rice painstakingly polished to only 45% of its original size, this daiginjo is delightfully aromatic. It eludes bright tones of melons, apples, white fruits on and has a smooth and well-balanced palate with a clean finish.
Additional Information:
  • Grade: Daiginjo
  • Rice: 100% Yamadanishiki
  • Polish rate: 45%
  • ABV: 15.5%
  • SMV: +5.0 (Dry)
  • Acidity: 1.2
Brewing sake since 1637. Japan's tradition of sake making began more than 2,000 years ago shortly after rice cultivation was introduced from China. Though the first few centuries yielded a beverage quite unlike that of today, years of experience perfected brewing techniques and increased sake's overall appeal and popularity.
In 1905, the brand name Gekkeikan (meaning "crown of laurel") was adopted as the company's formal pledge to excellence. Through this commitment, the company became a true leader in the industry and pioneered a number of research and development efforts. The successful results of these endeavors have enabled Gekkeikan to become one of the nation's most popular brands.
While 65% of the sake market is made using much less expensive table rice, this premium bottle is made of 100% Yamadanishiki rice. The difference is that sake rice has lesser fats and protein contents but more starch contents compared to table rice. And this difference is key in producing premium sakes.

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