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Ninki-Ichi

Ninki-Ichi
Sparkling Natural Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Sparkling Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 7%
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$15

Ninki-Ichi
Sparkling Natural Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Sparkling Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 7%
Hazy silvery emerald straw color. Aromas of cucumber shrub and white strawberry with a supple, tangy, spritzy, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, easy circus peanut and strawberry creme finish. A zingy sparkling sake for fans of pet nat wines or sour beers.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: cucumber shrub and white strawberry
Taste Flavor: circus peanut and strawberry creme
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Shawarma, Tempura, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A zingy sparkling sake for fans of pet nat wines or sour beers.

The Producer or Importer

Silkroad Wine & Spirits

The Producer or  Importer
4800 S. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90058
USA
1 323-582-6605

Sparkling Sake

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Serve in a Stemless Wine Glass
Sparkling sake is a somewhat recent phenomenon in the United States, as a way to improve sales of sake overall. Most versions are light to moderately sweet, although there are some examples that are dry; they are low in alcohol, between 5% to 8%. Most examples are sold in smaller bottles (between 180-300ml), as these do not keep their effervescence for long. They are produced naturally with secondary fermentation in a closed tank.

Most have delicate flavors such as tropical fruit, melon and custard with a lightly earthy or mineral finish. They are traditionally served in a sparkling wine flute and are normally paired with a variety of foods, from sushi and fusion cuisine to poultry and lighter seafood.