Mukai Shuzo Ine Mankai Red Sake
Style: Junmai Genshu
Kuniko Mukai constantly experiments with unusual rice and yeast combinations producing new and unique types of Sake, most of which are made in minuscule amounts. Ine Mankai, the result of one of these innovations, utilises an ancient variety of red rice in part of its fermentation. In Japan, red rice has been cultivated and used for traditional celebrations in provincial villages and towns for centuries, but it is extremely rare to see red rice used commercially.
Ine Mankai is a rose petal coloured Sake with high levels of sweetness balanced by high levels of acidity, which makes this a Sake well suited to food matching. Complex smokey cherry and vanilla aroma with a unique savoury, umami rich palate with sweet and tart cherry and pomegranate flavours.
Junmai = Pure Rice Sake
Genshu = Undiluted
Rice type: Gohyakumangoku & Murasaki red rice
Rice polishing: 70%
Yeast Strain: #701