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Chogetsu “Clear Moon”
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Chogetsu “Clear Moon”

Akita prefecture

$43.70 member price
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Soft as moonlight

The name conveys the image of a serene night lakeside with the moon overhead sending silver light over ripples in the water. The sake itself will bring this imagery home to your heart with its ginjo aroma and soft acidity that plays across your palate like moonbeams. “Clear Moon” is made using the “Akita Kimoto Method” and Akita Sake Komachi rice. You could say it’s Akita to its core.


Brand Chogetsu
Brewery Kodama Brewing Company
Category Junmai Ginjo
Subcategory KimotoMurokaNamazumeGenshu
Taste Profile Rich & Dry
Rice variety Akita Sakekomachi
Yeast variety Association No. 10 lineage (M310),  Association No. 901
Alcohol 15.0%
RPR ? 55%
SMV ? +1.0
Acidity ? 1.6
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Chogetsu “Clear Moon” is cold (40-60°F), room temp (70°F), warm (85-115°F) or hot (120°F-).
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Chogetsu “Clear Moon” - Akita prefecture

Chogetsu is made in Akita prefecture in the Tohoku region.

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Tasting Notes

  • Grapefruit

  • Anise

  • Melon


Recommended Pairing

  • Seafood

  • Meat

  • Cheese


Kodama Brewing Company

Founded in 1879 as a soy sauce and miso producer, Kodama Brewing Company started brewing sake in 1913. They are one of the few sake breweries in Japan that is still producing both miso and soy sauce today. “Tradition and Innovation from Akita” is their motto, and their impressive leadership and achievements throughout their history are evident in their numerous innovations and accolades — the invention of the new modified “Akita Kimoto Method” being one of them. Low-temperature fermentation utilizing the colder climate creates aromatic sake with smooth texture and complexity that is both nostalgic and refined.

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