Brand: Kaku-Rei [kaku-rey]
Seimai Buai: Rice milled to 48 %
Alcohol: 15-16% by volume
Size & BPC: 720 ml, 12-pack
UPC Code: 844650000009
Producer: Aoki [ow-kie] Shuzo
Owned by: Aoki Family Founded: 1717
Location: 1214 Shiozawa, Minami-Uonuma-shi
Niigata 949-6408, JAPAN
Toji (Master Brewer): Hidehiro Shinbo
Shinbo-san who has been working with sake for almost
a half century, ensures that the Aoki Family maintains
its three-century-old tradition of craftsmanship.
Ingredients & technical data
Rice: Yamada Nishiki
Water: On-site well water from an underground current
originating at Makihata-yama. Soft water.
Yeast: Kyokai #14
SMV: +3 Acidity: 1.2 Amino acids: 0.8
No sulfites, no preservatives.
Serving temp: Chilled or at room temperature.
Tasting notes: Aromatic, slightly floral, full bodied, hints of pear & apple. Clean finish.
Food pairing: White fish – raw or lightly cooked. Oysters – creamy oysters, raw or steamed.
This sake won a gold award at the Joy of Sake (the US National Sake Appraisal) in 2006.
Aoki Shuzo has awarded gold medals at the Japan National Sake Competition in 2009.