The Afuri series from Kikkawa-Jozo is brewed with water from a rain-fed spring at the foot of Mount Afuri in Kanagawa Japan. The water from Mt. Afuri is loaded with minerals from naturally percolate from the top of the mountain to the base where the brewery is located. The result is naturally hard water, which is then used in a special low temp extended brewing process. This hard water is in contrast to the traditionally soft water used in the sake production process. The result is a truly unique sake unlike any other.
The Afuri Terra/Y (the Y stands for Yamada Nishiki, the rice used in this sake) is a Yamahai Junmai packed with flavor. Serve chilled to room temperature based on preference. Store cold.
Flavor – Sweet yet impactful. A clear taste with loads of umami.
Aroma – Rich earthy notes tinged with the minerality of the Afuri mountain aquifer.
For pairing, we recommend grilled pork loin with barbecue sauce.