Hakugakusen Slightly Sparkling Black Sake
The Hakugakusen brand was established in 2001 by Takeshi Yasumoto, 6th-generation tori of Yasumoto Shuzo. “Haku” is derived from the Hakusan subterranean water vein used as brewing water, and “Gaku” from the Togo area of the Fukui Prefecture. It is here that brewing faces the mountains, or “sangaku” in Japanese. “Sen” is a combination of the kanji for “person” and “mountain”, implying that people and mountain collide when enjoying this sake.
Yasumoto revolutionised the brewing process and breathed new life into the brewery’s method, but nevertheless remained committed to the fundamental principles of traditional techniques.
This sake has a complex but fresh and refreshing aroma consisting different layers of flavour profiles from apple, banana and white peach. These flavours are balanced by the slight hint of minerals that carefully balances out the complexity of the fruity notes, giving this sake its subtle and slightly sweet flavour.
Origin: Fukui, Japan
Sake (Junmai Daiginjo)
Kake Rice: Gin No Sato, 45% Polishing
Koji Rice: Gin No Sato, 40% Polishing
Yeast: Original HGS-02
Acidity: Amino 1.1 / Total 1.8