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Asahi Brewery

Dassai 45 - Sparkling Sake

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£19.90

"Pleasant fruitiness and refreshing finish."

 

Quiet nose with yoghurt and pear. It is a light and silky style of elegant sparkling Sake on the dry side. Faint of grape skin followed by lime zest freshness and a mild touch of crème fraiche. The finish is pretty refreshing with pineapple and mint.

Characteristics of Dassai 45 Sparkling

ABV: 16%

Grade: Junmai Daiginjo

Taste: Light & Dry

Storage: Keep in a cool dark and dry place

Rice Variety: Yamadanishiki

Yeast: N/A

Brewing Method: Sokujo

Polishing Ratio: 45%

Acidity: N/A

SMV: N/A

Food Pairing

Charcuterie board & Champagne fare

Recommended Serving Temperature

Chilled

Region

The Asahi Shuzo is located in Yamaguchi prefecture.

The Asahi Shuzo

"Dassai" literally means "otter festival". It is a word that was used long ago in our region, Yamaguchi Prefecture, as many otters were frolicking in the nearby rivers. Otters would lay out the fishes they caught on the shore, almost as if they were showing them off – as one would do during a festival. A famous haiku poet named Masaoka Shiki took "Dassai" as a pen name because he would often scatter his reading material all over his room like otters spread out fish. More importantly, Masaoka revolutionized Japanese literature during the Meiji era. And because we want to convey this notion as well, as part of our philosophy of sake crafting. Dassai's sake theme is "Making sake is making dreams: opening a new era of sake". This means that we shall never be obsessive about traditions or handcrafted techniques. Instead, we want to revolutionize sake crafting and make sake like no one has ever tasted.