Gokyo Five – Pink

Type Junmai Daiginjo Nama Genshu
Prefecture Yamaguchi
ALC % 16.5%
SMV +0.5
Acidity 1.7
Amino Acidity 1.2
Rice: Kakemai Dewanosato
Rice: Shubo / koji Dewanosato
Polishing Ratio 60% / 60%
Yeast Yamagata NF-KA/Yamagata
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As many of you know, Gokyo is one of my favorite breweries. From their enigmatic leader to their bold sake and pioneering experimentalism, there’s a lot to love. I find their sake to have big aromas, a relatively weighty texture and what really defines them is noticeably higher total acidity and amino acids than most sake. Not stratospheric levels, but many of their sake are around 2% total acidity whereas your standards are closer to 1.3-1.7%. Check out their youtube channel.

There are four very special Kioke sake below. The “5” series are all brewed in a single wooden vat. This doesn’t give them a bunch of wood flavor as they aren’t rested in new cedar, rather there is a creaminess to them due to the increased oxygen in fermentation. I have exclusive distribution.

Tasting Notes

Coming Soon

Tasting Strategy

Deep-fried prawn, Raw oysters with lemon, Chicken karaage, Shrimp or prawn cocktail, Seafood salad, Wine steamed scallops, Cold steamed chicken, Apple pie, Cream puff, etc.