GOZENSHU OMACHI TRILOGY 2021:
A BOXSET OF 3 SAKES EXPLORING THE ‘TERRIOR’ OF OMACHI RICE
Packaged and presented in a beautiful wooded case this boxset makes the perfect gift or a wonderful excuse to dive into the regionality of one of sake’s most celebrated rice strains.
Gozenshu are experts at brewing with Okayama’s heirloom rice strain, Omachi. The Trilogy Series is an annual release, different each year, experimenting with and exploring Omachi’s versatility.
For this Brewing Year’s Trilogy Series Gozenshu have selected three distinct Omachi-growing areas, making one tank of sake with rice from each. Embracing minimum intervention, and purposely adopting a “no goal, leave it to the rice” philosophy, allows the characteristics of the rice from these distinct regions to shine.
Maniwa, in the colder north of Okayama where Tsuji Honten is based, was once considered difficult to cultivate Omachi; however, due to the tenacity of some local farmers – who have been making real progress growing Omachi in the area – Gozenshu have contracted them to grow rice since 2014.
Seto (formally Akaiwa) located in the SE of Okayama – with its sandy land & large diurnal range – is one of the best places for Omachi cultivation. The rice used to make the koji is harvested from some of the very best fields (fields used to make this sake!)
Takashima is the birthplace of Omachi. In 1859, on a pilgrimage to Daisen in Tottori, Okayama farmer – Jinzo Kishimoto – noticed a tall, plump rice plant with two ears. He brought it back & cultivated it in his hometown of Omachi (now Takashima).
all: junmai / 65% polishing ratio / 15% ABV / Kyokai No#9 yeast / sokujo shubo / nakatori
We haven’t written tasting notes for each of these sakes as this is intended to be an exploration and discovery boxset, allowing you to make up your own mind as to what you think the differences are between each sake. Please try each sake and see what you think! Drop us a line and share you thoughts.
|Rice||Maniwa Omachi||Seto Omachi||Takashima Omachi|
|Yeast||Kyokai 9||Kyokai 9||Kyokai 9|
Ingredients: water, rice, koji, yeast