Tokubetsu Junmai Nigori (unfiltered) – “Big Mountain Cloudy”
Nigori sake (its name roughly translates to “cloudy” because of its appearance) is unfiltered. It can range from slightly cloudy to milky white. Fresh notes of pear, apple, and candied plum. The palate features a creamy texture with a light, balanced sweetness and flavors of underripe peach, Greek yogurt, and cedar. While Nigori is often sweet, Big Mountain is drier than most, making it one of the most elegant Nigori bottlings. It is best chilled, and should be gently shaken to reintegrate the rice sediment before pouring. Wine fans who enjoy the softness of an Alsace Pinot Blanc or beer fans who enjoy the texture of a Belgian Witbier will love this sake.
Alcohol content: 14% – 14.9%.
About the Producer
Founded in 1872 in Yamagata prefecture, Kato Kahachiro Sake Brewery is located in the Ohyama district of Tsuruoka city, surrounded by Mt. Chokai and the Asahi Mountains. The district has been famous for quality sake since the early Edo period, beginning in the 17th century; today, it is the only prefecture with its own sake appellation. The brewery is the proud maker of Ohyama (“Big Mountain”) sake.