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Saga Sake Tasting: One Cup Series 1) Koimawari Brewery-NOMANNE THE SAGA Junmai


The other day once again thanks to her husband, my good friend Atsuko Kurata offered me this one cup sake from saga Prefecture!
This particular sake brewed by Koimawari Brewery a junmai!


Koimawari is a world famous pottery created in saga Prefecture, Kyushu Island!
Incredibly enough the brewery of the same name produces a special series of 5 one cup sake served in authentic koimawari pottery, all in different design!
A real collector’s item!


“Nomanne” stands for “let’s enjoy a drink” in local dialect!
“The Saga” is an interesting pun referring to the name of the Prefecture!


Rice : Saga no Hana
Rice milled down to 65%
Alcohol: 15 degrees
Bottled in June 2015

Clarity: very clear
Color: faint golden hue, a little smoky due to the presence of white lees
Aroma: dry and fruity. Chocolate,
Body: fluid
Taste: dry and very fruity attack backed up a little junmai petillant.
Complex. Apples, pears, citruses with late hints of nuts and chestnuts.
Varies little with but for a drier turn.
Lingers for a little while before departing with more notes of dry citruses and dark chocolate.

Overall: a charming and elegant sake.
Should please of lovers of dry and fruity sake!
Quite complex at room temperature.
Would do well with cheese in particular!
Not only a great pottery design but also a lovely sake!


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Must-see tasting websites:

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ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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