2004 Terada Honke Kaikoshu14139463
Founded in 1673, Terada Honke have been brewing sake for well over 300 years. Naturally brewed using traditional and ancient methods with indigenous yeasts and micro-organisms that inhabit the air and old walls of the brewery. They also have two hectares of land cultivating pesticide and herbicide-free strains, whilst promoting the recovery of old indigenous species. Their work with local farmers is also quite ingenious with many unique ways of promoting organics such as rice duck farming, where ducks are freed in the fields, functioning as natural weed and pest control, as well as fertilisation. A koshu (aged) sake brewed with organically grown Miyama Nishiki & Koshi Hikari rice. Aged in bottle for many years before release to develop further depth and complexity. Powerful with driving acidity and plenty of grip, displaying rich malt and toffee character while finishing dry. Serve room temp.
Varietal: Junmai, Kimoto, Muroka, Genshu, Koshu.
Region: Chiba, JP.