Kinpou (180 ml) 'Odayaka' Junmai Ginjyo, Fukushima Prefecture
Item Number: 16715
Sub Region: Fukushima Prefecture
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): Shizenmai Rice
Type: Sake - Junmai Ginjo
Style: Junmai Ginjo
Bottle Size: 180 ml
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 15
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
In 1967, Niida-Honke began producing its all natural Kinpou line using 100% Shizenmai rice, cultivated on their 600-acre property without the use of any pesticides or chemical fertilizers. By 2009, 98% of the rice utilized by Niida-Honke was Shizenmai rice.
Tasting Notes: Honeydew melon and lemon zest create a fruity yet clean and delicate set of aromas. This sake is gentle and elegant on the palate with flavors of ripe golden apple and tart pear skin. You can taste the rice in the sake: it is clean and rounded and full of umami. The savoriness blossoms on the finish alongside firm minerality.
Rice Variety: Shizenmai
Sake Meter Value: +1.0
English Name: Golden Treasure - Calm; Odayaka means "calm" or "gentle" in Japanese.
Featured in Forbes.com "17 Bottles to Try Right Now" (11/30/2016)
"This Natural producer uses no pesticides, fertilizer, or chemicals in the production of his sake. Biodynamic since 1967, they have some rice fields that the only fertilizer is mulch from the previous year’s harvest. He uses tiny shrimp in the rice field to aerate the soil. Made with local rice the Kinpou Odayaka has soft melon notes, hints of rice, and delicate sweetness. You can taste the rice in the sake: It is clean and rounded and full of umami. Pair with sautéed fish with miso, grilled asparagus, Camembert cheese, summer rolls.”