New Zealand’s first and only sake brewery, Zenkuro Sake is based in Queenstown. They produce a ginjo and junmai style of sake using only the finest polished sake rice and water sourced from the Southern Alps. The purity of their ingredients creates a fine sake, best enjoyed chilled as a healthy accompaniment to any meal. Head brewer David Joll is a certified ‘Advanced Sake Professional’, producing a quality sake, of which Zenkuro is immensely proud.
Accolades: Gold Medal – London Sake Challenge 2016— I— Silver Medal – London Sake Challenge 2018
Tasting Note: Elegant and fine-grained, with subtle candied pineapple nose and luscious stone fruit mid-palette. Clean finish reminiscent of white flowers, with delicate rice umami on the side of the tongue. Pairing ideas: Perfect as aperitif, prosciutto and melon, foie gras pate, cheese, oysters, mushrooms, whitebait, sashimi, mutton bird. Rice polishing rate: 60%
Alcohol: 15.0% – — Variety: Sake — Region: Queenstown, Central Otago, New Zealand
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