Shirakabegura Kimoto Ginjo
Light and elegant Kimoto Ginjo from Hyogo prefecture with a fruity aroma and silky texture.
Sho Chiku Bai Shirakabegura is one of the relatively few breweries making kimoto sake. Compared to Shirakabegura Kimoto Junmai, Kimoto Ginjo is has a lighter aroma with apple and pear as main scents and some caramel notes. It’s a dry full-body sake with a pronounced flavour with green apple notes and silky texture. While it’s still kun-shu, its taste profile has a lot from jun-shu.
I had Shirakabegura Kimoto Ginjo at a Japanese restaurant in London to accompany vegetable tempura, avocado and salmon sushi roll, chicken nanban, and tako-karaage and it was perfect. The full-body and dryness of the sake very well counterbalanced the oiliness of the food.