Futsushu (due to use of Tougai Rice)
The Tokuto Omachi Project was launched with the aim of producing the highest grade of sake rice, Tokuto Omachi. Gozenshu has been working with farmers to produce Omachi rice of the highest quality. At the same time, they support sustainable agriculture by making effective use of Tougai rice, which is the off-specification rice produced during the rice cultivation process.
"We hope that you will be able to experience a flavor that cannot be expressed only by the grade rating."
Clearly modern. Freshly squeezed new sake. Distinct sweetness and prominent Ginjo aroma. The freshness and elegance that stands out. If you define sake purely by its grade, you might be missing out! Gozenshu took a courageous plunge to use an off-specification rice, Tougai Omachi. By right, it should have been a Daiginjo grade since the rice is polished to 50%. However, Japan cannot put the premium label on sake that has been made from ungraded rice. Hence, this sake is "gradeless". Based on theartofsake.com's philosophy, we think this sake is still considered premium but we will leave it up to you to decide for yourself! We do encourage you to try this as part of your Sake Discovery and experience a flavour that cannot be expressed by a mere grade.
June 2021 Discovery Box Selection
Discovered this in a previous discover box! Loved it too!