Rihaku Origin of Purity Sake 720 ml


Origin of Purity is a unique addition to the VC Ginjo line-up as it is our first sake made with Omachi rice. Discovered in 1859, Omachi is the only pure rice strain that has been grown consistently in Japan. This is quite an impressive feat as Omachi is one of the tallest sake rices which makes it incredibly difficult to harvest and susceptible to damage by typhoons and strong storms. We're lucky that Rihaku has found one of the best Omachi growers in Japan. This genshu (undiluted sake) is as pure as it gets and is a must for your sake-loving customers! 

Sake Facts

Quality Grade: Junmai Ginjo 
Seimaibuai: 55% (45% of rice grain polished away) 
Rice: Omachi 
Yeast: Flower yeast (Hana Kobo) 
Nihonshu-do: 3 
Alcohol: 17.8% 
Acidity: 1.7 
Tasting Notes/Food Pairing:
The nose is expressive with kiwi and lychee aromas and a lingering suggestion of honeydew melon. In the mouth it reminds us of cream soda and black licorice as well as white pear and a bit of a herbaceous quality. Creamy texture with medium body, impeccable balance, and a lengthy finish. 

Brewery Facts

Brewery Name: Rihaku Shuzo 
Brewery Founded: 1882 
Brewery Location: Shimane Prefecture 
Toji (master brewer): Yuichiro Tanaka 
Brewery President: Yuichiro Tanaka 


90 Points, The Tasting Panel, 2012

90 Points, Gold Medal, "Exceptional", Beverage Testing Institute, 2010

"Clear with a polished platinum cast. Aromas of cinnamon rice pudding, maraschino cherry, and delicate anise follow through on a silky entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-full body with good depth and balance. Finishes with a long, praline, Asian pear, toast, and lemongrass accented fade. A delicious, subtly complex and elegant sake that would be a nice introduction to the category."

Collections: Sake, Wine

Type: WINE

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