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Moonlight Junmai Nigori - 720ml


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Water, rice, koji, yeast

Rich, thick, sweet & delicious

Moonlight is superb example of a full-flavoured, sweet nigori (cloudy) sake from Yamatogawa Shuzo. Nigorizake is made simply by coarse-filtering fermented sake to only partially remove the rice lees from the mixture. This results in a sake with a dense mouthfeel, a heady fragrance and a delicious, rice-forward sweetness from the remaining lees. Moonlight is full-bodied and weighty on the palate with high acidity and amino acidity elegantly balanced with the sweetness of the residual rice.

In terms of how thick this nigorizake is, it’s thick enough to feel the rice lees in your mouth but not so thick to noticeably change the viscosity of the liquid. The rice lees are also generally larger than a lot of nigorizake so it feels more like rice grains suspended in sake rather than a thicker overall liquid

Moonlight is best served chilled and its thick & silky texture pairs wonderfully with spicy foods (try curry!).

JAPANESE NAME: Yauemon Tsukiakari Junmai Nigorizake

FOOD PAIRINGS: Spicy foods like Indian curry, tagine, smoked lamb chops, tandoori.

Serve Chilled.

Master Specs:

  • ABV: 16%
  • Polishing Rate: 65%
  • SMV: -15
  • Acidity Metre: 2.2
  • Amino Metre: 1.6
  • Rice: Yume no Kaori

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
A. (Manchester, England)

So smooth very easy to drink. On the sweet side

Thank you for taking the time to review the Moonlight Junmai, great to hear you found it smooth and enjoyable :)