Akiagari is a style of maturing sake which we can enjoy in autumn (in Japanese, “Aki”). It is also called as hiyaoroshi, and you can find details how to make these sake in the article “Sipping Sake in the Long Autumn Night. Mizuo Junmai Ginjo Genshu Hiyaoroshi“.
Fresh but a little mellow taste of such type of sake is good to drink with ambient temperature in the season when the outside is getting cooler.
Leaves on the neck label and tokkuri bottle are maple leaves in autumn.
- Band Name : Keigetsu
- Specific Name : Junmai Daiginjo
- Other Characteristics : Akiagari, Nama Genshu
- Alcohol Degree : 17%
- Ingredient Rice : Gin no Yume
- Rice Remained : 50%
- Brewer : Tosa Shuzou in Kouchi Prefecture
- Web Page: http://www.keigetsu.co.jp/en/
- Price : JPY 2000 / 500 ml at a shop in Tokyo
How Does it Taste?
A fresh smell like a pineapple which is not so strong. No smells like alcohol. Its taste is a bit different than expected by its smell. A sweet and mellow taste fills your mouth.
I enjoyed it with “kinpira gobou” a sweet tasted cuisine. Honestly saying this sake might be better with no-sweet foods. I would like to enjoy it with salted grilled fish next time.