HEAVENSAKE: French Flair Meets Japanese Tradition

HEAVENSAKE Sake combines French flair with Japanese tradition, utilizing Regis Camus’s unrivaled skills as a cellarmaster, as well as two leaders in sake brewing. The houses of Dassai (Junmai Daiginjo) and Urakasumi (Junmai Ginjo) were chosen to help realize the vision of HEAVENSAKE, and produce this incredible drink.

First and foremost, what is sake? Sake is a rice wine, where the starches are converted into sugars before turning into alcohol (similar to beer). The low sulfites in HEAVENSAKE Sake provide a unique drinking experience for all to enjoy. These sake’s are low in acid, sulfite free, preservative free, with no added sugar, and also gluten free.

What I noticed first about the Junmai Ginjo , was the bottle. I saw it and instantly thought of “I dream of genie”. The bottles are simply stunning. The Junmai Ginjo has hints of floral aromas, citrus, and cucumber. There are also notes of melon and apple on the palate, with a smooth and refreshing finish. Now, normally I pair sake with sushi (which I totally did with the Junmai Ginjo), however, because of the smoothness, I believe these sake’s could absolutely stand up to spicy ramen. With sushi however, I enjoyed this one with Yellow Tail and Avocado hand rolls, a Spicy Tuna roll, and a Spider roll. I absolutely would also recommend this with Soft Shell Crab, Tuna Tartare, and Lobster Nachos!

The brand also has a Junmai Daiginjo, which has flavors full of pear and lilac with a creamy mouthfeel. The aromas are more mute than the Junmai Ginjo, however this is truly a very seductive sake. This one has a lot more texture and depth, making it perfect with seafood, tempura, and even udon noodles.

HEAVENSAKE is a stylish and luxurious product that stems from flair and tradition. It’s truly a luxury product, that expresses such finesse and character. If you’re a fan of sake chilled, I recommend tasting both the Junmai Ginjo as well as the Junmai Daiginjo, as they’re both incredibly smooth, balanced, and elegant.

Always remember, eat what you like and drink what you love… please pair responsibly! 

 

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

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