Akita Shurui Seizoh Co. is located in Akita, Japan - one of the country’s top regions, known for producing excellent artisan sake. The brewery maintains this honor, and is proud to have won ten consecutive gold medals at the "National New Sake Awards," the only national sake competition in Japan. They are the only sake house in the history of this prestigious competition to have won this number of consecutive gold medals. View all Shimizo-No-Mai Wines
Shimizo-No-Mai Pure Dawn Sake (720ML)
Junmai-Ginjo from Akita, Japan
Shimizo-No-Mai Pure Dawn is clear in appearance. The aroma has hints of orange peel and light floral notes, with an underlying minerality. It's fresh and well-structured, with subtle notes of pear and Fuji apple. Creamy mouthfeel, finishes soft-sweet to dry.
Small family sake breweries, dating back to 1656, came together in 1944 to reestablish themselves as Akita Shurui Seizoh Company. The credo of the brewery is a simple set of beliefs: we value quality first, we are one with the land on which we stand, and our sake is a reflection of the toji spirit.
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.