Den, Gen, Akatsuki, Sake, Katsuyama (Gift Pack)
A junmai daiginjo at the pinnacle of traditional sake brewing, it features a fruity aroma and distinct rich flavors. Of special note is that, unlike daiginjo sake made by adding alcohol, this sake has the true characteristics of a junmai daiginjo. The crisp and clean umami stands out clearly and lingers as a distinct aftertaste. It is an excellent choice for drinking with tuna sashimi, from fatty to medium fatty and red, and with salmon sushi or other flavorful foods. It also goes well with meat and meat dishes, whether prepared in Japanese or western styles, and other such foods that bring out the umami.
A sake reminiscent of pourriture noble (noble rot) wines like Sauternes, Gen can be enjoyed in the same situations as such wines. It works as a dessert wine or after-dinner drink, while showing good affinity with foods such as sauteed foie gras, meat dishes with lightly sweet sauces made using Madeira, Marsala, or Port wine, with blue cheeses like Roquefort and Gorgonzola, or with gnocchi or pasta topped with blue cheese sauces. Drink it with ice or well chilled in a wine cooler.
This is sake with an elegant flavor unlike any other before it. The softly rich fragrance and plump, full-bodied taste are enjoyed along with extreme clarity. Combining a high level of perfection with a delicate balance of flavors and aomas, this top-class umami sake befits the Katsuyama worldview. Akatsuki is a word meaning a "new dawn" and "sunrise," as this sake is intended as a new modern style for the next generation of sake.