Akita Shurui Seizoh Company Ltd.
Shimizu-no-mai Pure Snow Junmai Nigori
Akita Shurui Seizoh Co., Ltd. Shimizu-no-mai Pure Snow Junmai Nigori (15.5% alcohol by volume) is an unfiltered sake which provides more rice character. It is made with Miyamanishiki rice milled to 60% and Menkoina rice milled to 65%. This sake is best served cold. To get the full rice character, shake the bottle before serving. The aroma is moderate with melon and a hint of cucumber, fruit and spice. It is chalky white and looks like a glass of powdered skim milk. It is semi-sweet with medium plus acidity. The flavors are big with melon, pome fruit, and spice with the unfiltered rice giving it a light earthiness. I am drinking Pure Snow with Chelsea Gem Oysters and the creaminess of the sake does not go well with the saltiness of the oyster and the sake is a little big for the oyster. The sake pairs better with meat and spicy food. I rate Shimizu-no-mai Pure Snow Junmai Nigori 80.