It has been way too long since we have made a Sake offer, so here is a rare one! Many should remember the Sake that we sold last year called Seppou, which is released once a year. Soujo Seppou is the Spring release that goes through the same process, but it is a different harvest of rice and a different time of year that accounts for the contrast between them. Soujo Seppou starts fermentation in the winter using the same strict rice selection and the Yamahai technique and is left in the snow during winter to preserve its fresh aroma and flavors. This does in fact, have a more spring or summer feel with fennel pollen, orchard blossom, honeydew melon, and lychee. There is a pleasant amount of minerality on the palate with good power and lingering dry extract finish with slightly more mellow acidity on the back end. A very balanced and elegant bottle that pairs surprisingly well with vegetables and lighter fare. Sojou Seppou was released in Japan in spring and is just now making it over to the States in very limited quantities.