Terada Honke 'Katori 80' Namagen
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Terada Honke 'Katori 80' Namagen

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Brewery: Terada Honke

Grade: Junmai

Subcategory: Kimoto Junmai Muroka Namagenshu

Rice variety: Organic Yukigesho

Polishing rate: 80%

Country: Japan

Region: Chiba Prefecture, Kantō 

Size: 720ml


  • Organic
  • Terada Honke has been producing sake since 1670, but just 30 years ago they decided to leave the industrial brewing methods of postwar Japan behind and return to their traditional roots. Led by their 24th generation kuramoto 'master brewer' Terada Masaru, the brewery focuses on labor-intensive processes done by hand. Terada Honke uses all organic rice and most of it is polished far less that average in the industry. Fermentation relies on brewery propagated kōji (a rarity) and either kimoto or bodaimoto fermentation methods, which when combined with the little-polished rice results in bold, full-bodied and expressive sakes with a signature high presence of lactic acid. This 'Katori 80' is made from organically grown Yukigesho rice that's only 20% polished and fermented in the Kimoto method: slowly fermented, unpasteurized, no charcoal filtration, and undiluted. This sake delivers a ricey impression, combined with prominent layers of acidity and umami with a dry and acidic finish. Best served lightly chilled to lightly warmed up. Dark and cool storage.