Katori 90 Namagen
KATORI 90 NAMAGEN
Organic Japanse sake
This is the unpasteurised and undiluted (nama genshu) version of Katori 90. Sake as it was made a few centuries ago. True ‘liquid rice’ in taste, colour and aroma. All ingredients and elements are pre-modern: organic rice, natural yeast, slow-brew kimoto, unfiltered. The ‘90’ in the name is the polishing percentage and indicates that the rice was also polished in a pre-modern way, merely 10%. All this results in a very strong rice bran taste and lactobacillus acidity. Drink at all temperatures.
The Terada Honke brewery was founded around 1675 and they have returned to early modern and medieval brewing methods. This is the most radical brewery of Japan, modern machinery has been done away with and natural, organic and handwork are the new keywords. Accordingly Terada Honke is one of the very few breweries that does not use any cultivated yeast or kōji, relying solely on the natural yeast culture of their brewery and hand-picked kōji. Most of the production is fermented in the slow-brew kimoto method where no lactic acid is added to the starter (moto). The rice the use is 100% organic.