Sakaya - A.F.S Junmai Muroka Nama
The letters AFS represent an abbreviation of Adachi, Furukawa & Shoji who were the three families involved in the brewery in post-war Japan. At this time they decided to create the AFS brand to showcase the older more traditional style of Sake - more acidic, tangy and earthy.
The technique involves using what is called Ichi-dan Shikomi or one stage fermentation (most Sake is made in three stages). The other important technique used is the Hot-Yamahai method that Kidoizumi developed. The result with AFS is a unique, full-bodied, multi-layered taste with a much higher tart acidity, green apple aroma and a delicate sweetness.
Rice Polishing Ratio: 65%
Tasting Notes: It is a unique, full bodied, multi-layered taste with much higher acidity, green apple aroma and delicate sweetness.
Pairings: Try with rich and savory dishes from Fatty tuna tataki to grilled beef with mushrooms.