Shiokawa Nopa Junmai

Tasting Notes

This is a softly rounded and well-integrated sake that is fruit forward. In addition to the lemon custard, black pepper and papaya described by the sake brewery, you'll also find flavors of green tropical fruit, lime, white miso, jerk, kombu, tofu skin and salinity. 

ABOUT THE SAKE: Inspired by Shiokawa-san's experience making sake all over the world, from Northern California to Indonesia. This sake represents his desire to be closer to nature and have a true expression of terroir.

TASTING NOTES & FOOD PAIRING: Mouthwatering notes of lemon custard, papaya & kumquat with hints of black pepper and smoke. Yogurt, nuts and fruit on the mid palate. Clean, pronounced acidity. Try paired with chicken mole negro, iberico ham or a blue cheeseburger.

SHIOKAWA: Traditional but not bound by tradition, Shiokawa-san’s curiosity and scientific approach to brewing results in constant experimentation to make better sake year after year. • This brewery is truly a family business, with only three employees: Shiokawa-san, his wife, and his cousin. • Although Shiokawa-san first attempted making yamahai 14 years ago as an experiment, the demand for his yamahais have increased to the point where yamahai is now the majority of his total sake production.

Food Pairing Suggestions

Charcuterie, Duck, Fish-full flavored (salmon/tuna), Mexican, Pork, Spicy Food, Thai or Vietnamese

$44.00 each