Gozenshu 1859 evolved out of 2018-2019’s “The Silence” range, an experimental line-up of sakes, using exclusively Omachi rice, to test market opinion. The most popular of the line up was ‘Cry Baby’ a boisterous and vibrant namazake (unpasteurised sake) followed, the next year, by Prototype. Both these sakes were immensely popular and help garner consumer opinion.
Evolution is the finalised release and will now become a permanent fixture of the Gozenshu 1859 range (so named after the year Omachi was discovered). It’s a junmai using Omachi rice, Kyokai Kobo #1401 yeast, muroka (unfiltered), nama (unpasteurised), genshu (undiluted) and is brewed using the medieval bodaimoto technique too.
Evolution is a medium-bodied, expressive and dramatic sake which tells a real story and is utterly engaging. Juicy & bold fruit flavours (tart kumquat, apricot, stewed pineapple, gooseberry, lime peel, red apple & fudge) are present here but with a lactic and nutty character, and a rich and dense mid-palate. The bodaimoto yeast starter method lends this sake even more lactic acidity and, therefore, more dryness on the palate and more compactness and precision in the finish.
Juicy & round but kept taut by the acidity. All that you’d want from a great namazake.
“The future of Omachi is Gozenshu”.
NB – namazake must be kept cold; please refrigerate until finished.
Ingredients: water, rice, koji, yeast