Bottle Size: 720ml
Rice: Yamada Nishiki - 50% Polished
This sake is rich, fleshy sake with a nose of honeysuckle and lemon pith followed by white peach, ripe pear, and winter melon on the palate. It is slightly effervescent and lively on the tongue. It has an incredibly long finish and pairs well with grilled meat or perfect just by itself.
With a venerable history dating back to the Edo era, Matsumoto is one of the oldest sake breweries in Kyoto and has been designated as a National Heritage site by the Japanese Government. They have been making only junmai-shu (sake with no added alcohol) at the same location for over two hundred years.
The brand name “SHUHARI” comes from three distinct Japanese characters that relate to Matsumoto’s long legacy as a sake brewer: SHU – to protect their existing tradition, HA – to continue to break new ground in sake brewing, and finally RI – to separate and create a new taste of sake for the next generation.