Rihaku “Wandering Poet”

Shimane Prefecture

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720ml

Like poetry for your palate

With broad appeal and a memorable, sturdy flavor, this sake has the ability to complement even the most wine-unfriendly vegetables. This Junmai Ginjo is made with Yamadanishiki rice, known as the pinnacle of quality for sake rice. It is named after the famous Chinese poet, Li Po, who was said to drink a bottle of sake and write one hundred poems. It has lush green notes of underripe banana, lemongrass and aloe vera.

characteristics

Category
Ginjo
Subcategory
N/A
Taste Profile
Rich & Dry
Alcohol
15.2%
RPR?
55%
SMV?
+3.0
Acidity?
1.6

Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

  • Recommended
  • Not Recommended

Region

Rihaku is brewed in Shimane Prefecture in the Chugoku region.

Taste Metrics

Tasting Notes

  • Banana
  • Lemon
  • Aloe Vera

Recommended Pairing

  • Aperitif
  • Octopus/Squid

Rihaku Brewing Company

Rihaku Brewing Company

Shimane Prefecture

Rihaku is named after the famous Chinese poet from the 8th century, Li Po, who was known to drink a big bottle of sake and write a hundred poems. The brewery is in Shimane, known for its low population and abundance of natural resources.  Their 5th generation president, Tanaka, also presides as “Toji” brewer and is constantly researching new types of rice and yeast for sake.

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