Ama no To Junmai Ginjo (6 x 1.8L), Akita, Japan.

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$99 per Bottle
$594 per package

Asamai Shuzo Company was established in 1917. Soukou Kakizaki, the founder of the company, named the brand ‘Ama no To’ inspired by an old poem based on a Japanese myth. ‘Ama no To’ means ‘Heaven's Door’ which is symbolized by the Magatama, a stone used for a necklace in the myth, pictured on the label.

Ama no To’s brewery is located in Akita in the snowy, northern part of Japan and they are the smallest of Akita’s 47 breweries. Melted mountain snow creates rivers leading into the Yokote basin known for its fertile land. In the summer, they use the river water for raising rice for sake. Some of the water seeps under the basin and springs out near the brewery at the Biwakansen Spring, in the winter this is used for brewing. That same water that raises the rice in the summer brews the sake in the winter. Sake from the Akita region typically shows fresh steamed rice character. Since 2011, Ama no To brew only Junmaishu, a kind of sake that is brewed only with rice and water, with no alcohol adjustment. Amanoto do not filter any of their sake. All rice is raised by members of Hirakamachi Sakamai Kenkyuukai, and planted within 5 kilometres from the brewery. In total six different types of sake rice are grown.

Tasting note

Ama no To's `Green Label` Junmai Ginjo shows beautiful purity with some subtle yeast complexity on the nose. There are also hints of banana and herb. It is elegant but powerful on the palate, showing hints of mushroom flavours, with clean, crisp, zesty citrus acidity and a nice dry finish.

Food suggestion

Tuna salad, tempura, beef carpaccio with baby herbs, sushi, sashimi

  • Style: Junmai Ginjo
  • Rice Type: Kojimai (Rice used for making Koji) Miyamanishiki, Kakemai (Rice used for making Sake) Miyamanishiki
  • Rice Grown: Akita
  • Rice polishing ratio: 55% (remaining)
  • Alcohol: 15.5%
  • SMV ( Sake Meter Value): (+4)
  • Serving temperature: Chilled or room temperature

GST Note: GST is included in the price of this item. GST is included in the freight.

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