Hana Makgeolli 'Takju 16' Unfiltered Rice Wine, Brooklyn
Item Number: 15627
Region: New York
Sub Region: Brooklyn
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): Organic Medium Grain White Rice / Organic Sweet White Rice / Nuruk / Filtered NY Water
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Crown Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 16
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
The Takju 16 is Hana Makgeolli's signature product and the ideal introduction to authentic Korean makgeolli.
Inspired by Alice Jun's own family home-brew recipes, the Takju 16 is coarsely filtered, dry, and undiluted with an alcohol by volume at 16%. This rice wine undergoes low temperature pasteurization to maintain the full spectrum of flavors from a wild fermented brew. It starts with the extremely floral almost melon-like character of fermented rice, followed by the brightness of the wild yeast that is perfectly balanced with the creaminess of the naturally occurring lactic acid and rice sediment.
The Takju 16 is a samyangju (3 stage fermented alcohol) made exclusively with organic medium grain white rice, organic sweet (glutinous) white rice, nuruk (traditional Korean wild fermentation starter), and filtered NY water. It is fermented to dryness over 4 weeks and is bottle conditioned to achieve fine bubbles that elevate the intricate flavors of the wine. Best served cold. Shake gently before serving.