Keigetsu 'John' Sparkling Sake NV

£48.00
Keigetsu 'John' Sparkling Sake NV

Clear as a diamond with lively and consistent bubbles

Specifications

Country, Region
Japan, Kōchi Prefecture
Grape
Gin no Yume
Vintage
NV
ABV
15%
Food friend
Canapes
Vegan

Additional Details

Tasting Notes

This sake is named after and made for Mr. Matsumoto's friend John. They are both wine lovers and during a toast with one of Mr. Matsumoto's sake, John asked why there were no bubbles. With that comment, Mr Matsumoto made a sparkling sake for his friend John. He opted to add Co2 to create the bubbles, as he wished to have a crystal clear sake and avoid the natural sediment that results from bottle fermentation.

Producer details

The family-owned Tosa brewery has been making Sake since 1877. The brewery is currently run by sixth generation Toji (head sake brewer), Muneki Matsumoto, who still uses the original site 140 years later. The name of their range 'Keigetsu' is a Japanese term that describes the beautiful evening scene created when the moon hangs over the Katsurahama shore.

In the vineyard

Keigetsu uses local rice varieties, organically grown within 5 kilometres of the brewery. The local rice variety Gin no Yume is best suited to Tosa because they grow well on their terraced rice paddies at 300-600 metres above sea level with high diurnal temperature differences.

In the winery

Gin no Yume is a crossing of Hinohikari (local table rice) and Yamadanishiki (sake rice). The shinpaku, or core of the rice grain, gives the purest flavours to sake. Gentle polishing removes bran and other unwanted flavour components from the outside of the grain. This junmai daiginjo has a 50% polish rate, meaning 50% of the original rice grain has been polished away. Junmai daiginjo is the highest tier of unfortified sake and accounts for less than 3% of sakes.

Food Recommendations

Serve cold, preferably at 4°C. This relatively dry sparkling sake can be served on its own, with canapes and tapas, or it can be opened for the same occasions that call for a sparkling wine.

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