Varietal: Yamada Nishiki Rice
Region: Chugoku, Japan
Made by one of Japan's only female brewery owners and tojis, "Moon on the Water" is a beautiful sake and a true testament to Miho Imada's skill in this ancient craft. The nose is vibrant, showing bright fruit like ripe melon and lime, alongside more nuanced hints of fennel, allspice, and white pepper. Ripe melon carries through on the palate as well, tinged with notes of anise and the minerality that comes from Hiroshima's uniquely soft water. This makes an ideal pairing for buttery shellfish dishes, but would pair equally as well with a rich dark chocolate dessert!