Sho Chiku Bai Nigori Wine

Vendor Sho Chiku Bai
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Indulge in the creamy and luscious flavors of Sho Chiku Bai Nigori Sake, a traditional Japanese rice wine that captivates the senses with its unique texture and rich taste. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail by skilled artisans, this Nigori sake embodies the essence of Japanese craftsmanship and heritage.

Sho Chiku Bai Nigori Sake begins its journey with the finest quality rice, polished to perfection to remove impurities and reveal its inherent purity. Through a delicate fermentation process, the rice transforms into a smooth and velvety sake, with a slight cloudiness that results from the presence of rice sediment left unfiltered, known as nigori.

In the glass, Sho Chiku Bai Nigori Sake presents a milky-white appearance, a visual testament to its unfiltered nature. On the palate, it delights with a luxurious mouthfeel, enveloping the taste buds with creamy notes of rice, balanced by subtle hints of sweetness.

This sake is best enjoyed chilled, allowing its creamy texture and nuanced flavors to shine. Whether savored on its own or paired with your favorite Japanese cuisine, Sho Chiku Bai Nigori Sake promises to elevate any dining experience with its distinctive taste and cultural heritage. Immerse yourself in the centuries-old tradition of Nigori sake and savor the essence of Japan in every sip.

Tasting Notes

Sho Chiku Bai Nigori Sake presents itself with a cloudy, milky-white appearance in the glass, characteristic of traditional unfiltered Nigori sake.

On the nose, delicate aromas of rice and floral notes emerge, intertwined with hints of sweetness. The aroma is inviting and evokes the essence of freshly polished rice.

The palate is greeted with a rich and creamy texture, coating the mouth with velvety smoothness. Flavors of sweet rice dominate, accompanied by subtle hints of tropical fruits and a touch of coconut. The sake offers a perfect balance of sweetness and acidity, with a refreshing and cleansing finish.

Sho Chiku Bai Nigori Sake leaves a lingering impression on the palate, with its creamy texture and delicate flavors lingering pleasantly. The finish is clean and satisfying, inviting another sip.

Distillery Information

Sho Chiku Bai Classic Sake is naturally smooth and well balanced. The full-bodied flavor of it is deliciously enhanced when it is served warm. Pair with mildly seasoned foods such as grilled or poached fish or meat, sushi, tempura, and other Asian dishes.
Also known as the Three Friends or the Three Friends of Winter, Sho Chiku Bai is a decorative motif adapted from Chinese ceramics that incorporates elements of pine, plum, and bamboo.
Nigori can be made by either pressing sake – separating the liquid from the fermented rice solids, known as kasu – and then adding some of that mash back to the tank or by using a press with a loose enough mesh to allow for some of the kasu to pass through.Sake is made from rice, koji, and water. Alcohol may also be added. Here is an outline of the process of making sake. Either a traditional steamer or an automatic steamer is used for the steaming process.
Nigori literally means “cloudy sake”. Nigori is a style rather than a classification. Nigori style has rice solids (lees) suspended in the sake. Nigori is technically NOT unfiltered rather it is coarsely pressed (Sake undergoes both pressing and filtration). Nigori have wide range of texture and sweetness.This most traditional style of sake is naturally smooth and well balanced. The full-bodied flavor of Sho Chiku Bai is deliciously enhanced when It is served warm. Sake type & character: Type: Junmai-shu.This unique type of beverage is the opposite of sweet sake. Like with traditional wine, sake that doesn't have a fruity or sugary flavor is dubbed "dry." You can enjoy dry and clean sake with a range of different meals or start your evening off with a glass of our Sho Chiku Bai Extra Dry.It should be served well-chilled. I enjoyed this sake. Yes it was cloudy, a milky white color, which reminded me of coconut milk, and there was a lot of residue which adhered to the sides of my glass.
Benihana Sho Chiku Bai Nigori (375 ml) (12.7 oz) contains 24g total carbs, 24g net carbs, 0g fat, 0g protein, and 130 calories.
Served chilled this Classic Junmai Sake offers a very fine texture with harmonious aromas and flavors of macadamia nuts, Chai spice (cardamom, nutmeg), vanilla, heavy cream, and freshly sliced bread. Served at room temperature, notes of mineral, creme fraiche, sourdough bread, custard, umami, and apples emerge.