This savory sake is inspired by local legends of Niigata's annual fox-bride festival. Local lore tells of mysterious lights that appeared on nearby Mt. Kirin in the distant past, which are claimed to be the lanterns carried in the fox-bride procession. With a 50% polishing rate, this sake could technically qualify as a Junmai Daiginjo, but the savory notes and food pairing versatility identify more with the style expected from Junmai Ginjo.
This Sake has intense aromas of grilled nuts, pistachio, and a hint of white chocolate followed by flavors of ripe honeydew, finishing crisp with a hint of lingering savory sweetness. Enjoy the Bride of the Fox with duck, fig-stuffed pork loin, or black cod with miso glaze. -Importer's Notes