This is a feminine sake if sake has a gender… It has soft, light and elegant taste with aroma of apple marzipan and green apple, thanks to a special yeast called S-3. Noboru Abe, one of the most critically acclaimed brew masters, has been making sake at Kinshihai Shuzo since 1959.
Brand: Yukikage [yewkee-ka-gey]
Nickname: Snow Shadow
Type of Sake: Tokubetsu Junmai
Seimai Buai: Rice milled to 58%.
Alcohol: 14-15% by volume
Size & UPC: 1.8L, 6-pack, UPC 844650020021
720ml, 12-pack, UPC 844650020007
300ml, 12-pcak, UPC 844650020014
Producer: Kinshihai [keen-shi-hai] Shuzo Founded: 1825
Location: 836 Motodai, Gosen-shi, Niigata 959-1761, JAPAN
Owner/President: Koichi Shigeno – the 3rd generation of the owner family
Toji (Master Brewer): Noboru Abe
Ingredients & technical data
Rice: Gohyaku-man-goku and koshi-ibuki
Water: On-site well water, called Tengu's spring water.
No sulfites, no preservatives.
Nihonshu-do (SMV): +4 Acidity: 1.3 Amino acids: 1.0
Serving temp. : Slightly chilled, room temperature, or lukewarm.
Tasting note: Aroma shows green apple and apple marzipan. Soft, light bodied and long finish.
Food pairing: Sushi & sashimi, Grilled salmon, Roasted yellowtail, Seafood pot sticker (gyoza).
Kinshihai Shuzo has won gold medals at the Japan national sake competition in 2012, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2001, etc. Yukikage “Snow Shadow” won the gold award at US National Sake Appraisal “Joy of Sake” in 2006.