La maison de saké RIHAKU SHUZO

Sake brewery

李白酒造

Rihaku Shuzo

Chugoku Region: Shimane

The Rihaku brewery was founded in 1882 in the town of Matsue in the Shimane region. The skill of its master brewers has enabled Rihaku to win gold medals for several years in a row.

For some backstory, Rihaku, a brilliant and fruitful poet, resided for years at the Emperor’s Court before falling from grace and wandering from inn to inn. He then explored the euphoria that comes with intoxication: “I drink a bottle and write a hundred poems,” he liked to say. He died at sixty-one years of age, drowned, according to legend, trying to embrace the reflection of the moon on the water.

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Rihaku

Rihaku

Product brand

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Dreamy Clouds

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Dreamy Clouds

Product name

李白 Dreamy Clouds 特別純米
芳醇にごり

Unfiltered sake with a natural deposit (sake dregs). Soft, silky and creamy on the palate with a powerful finish.

Natural
Sweet
Creamy
Classification:
Tokubetsu Junmai
Tokubetsu Junmai

Sake produced according to a specific and qualitative process.

Alcohol:
15,5%
Volume:
720 mL
Pairings:
Meat (skewers), fish (smoked), cheese
Type :
Usu Nigori
Usu Nigori

Slightly cloudy sake.

Rice:
Gohyakumangoku
Gohyakumangoku

Sake rice that gives clear, dry and lightly fragranced sake.

Polishing:
58% (of the rice grains remaining)
58% (of the rice grains remaining)
Temperature:
logo frais Cold
REF: 161010
161010 Le Rihaku

Rihaku

Rihaku

Product brand

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Origin of Purity

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Origin of Purity

Product name

李白 Origin of Purity
純米吟醸生原酒 雄町・花酵母仕込み

Very expressive on the nose. Reveals notes of kiwi and lychee. Creamy on the palate, it releases liquorice and pear aromas.

Expressive
Liquorice
Floral
Classification:
Junmai Ginjo
Junmai Ginjo

Grade of sake, also called “pure rice”, composed of water, rice and koji, with rice polished to more than 40%. Sake with more present rice aromas.

Alcohol:
16,6%
Volume:
720 mL
Pairings:
Fried food (tempura), meat (grilled), cheese (comté)
Type :
Nama Genshu
Nama Genshu

Nama: Sake produced without second pasteurisation, fresh and aromatic.

Genshu: Sake produced without adding water after filtration, allowing to lower the alcohol level.

Rice:
Omachi
Omachi

Ancester of Yamadanishiki that gives well-rounded, rich umami aroma and deep sake.

Polishing:
55% (of the rice grains remaining)
55% (of the rice grains remaining)
Temperature:
logo frais Cold
REF: 161040
161040 Le Rihaku

Rihaku

Rihaku

Brand product

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Caro

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Caro

Brand name

李白 華露 純米生貯蔵
花酵母・黒米仕込

Mineral sake with a slight harshness. Tart flavors. Beautiful pale pink color thanks to the use of black rice.

Mineral
Tangy
Black rice
Classification:
Junmai
Junmai

Grade of sake, also called “pure rice”, composed of water, rice and kôji, with rice polished to more than 30%. More acidic sake with more body.

Alcohol:
15,5%
Volume:
720 mL
Pairings:
Cheese, dessert (red fruits)
Type :
Nama Chozo
Nama Chozo

Nama: Sake produced without second pasteurisation, fresh and aromatic.

Chozo: Sake produced without pasteurisation before bottling.

Rice:
Gohyakumangoku
Gohyakumangoku

Sake rice that gives clear, dry and lightly fragranced sake.

Polishing:
58% (of the rice grains remaining)
58% (of the rice grains remaining)
Temperature:
logo frais Cold
REF: 200133
200133 Le Rihaku
200133 Le Rihaku

Rihaku

Rihaku

Product brand

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Wandering Poet

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Wandering Poet

Product name

李白 Wandering Poet 純米吟醸
超特撰

Sake matured more than a year in barrels before bottling. Floral on the nose, fresh and bold on the palate with a long and fragrant finish. Homogeneous and balanced set.

Matured
Fragranced
Well-balanced
Classification:
Junmai Ginjo
Junmai Ginjo

Grade of sake, also called “pure rice”, composed of water, rice and koji, with rice polished to more than 40%. Sake with more present rice aromas.

Alcohol:
15,2%
Volume:
300 mL & 720 mL
Pairings:
Meat (carpaccio), vegetables, cheese (brie)
Type :
-
-
Rice:
Yamadanishiki
Yamadanishiki

Considered the best rice for sake, and gives rich, fruity aromas.

Polishing:
55% (of the rice grains remaining)
55% (of the rice grains remaining)
Temperature:
logo frais Cold
REF: 161020 & 161030
161030 Le Rihaku

Rihaku

Rihaku

Product brand

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Dance of Discovery

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Dance of Discovery

Product name

李白 Dance of Discovery 純米

Round sake that provides a very nice umami flavour, one of the five fundamental flavors of Japanese cuisine.

Smooth
Round
Earthy
Classification:
Junmai
Junmai

Grade of sake, also called “pure rice”, composed of water, rice and koji, with rice polished to more than 30%. More acidic sake with more body.

Alcohol:
14,8%
Volume:
720 mL
Pairings:
Meat (skewers, sukiyaki, pork loins)
Type :
-
-
Rice:
Kannomai
Kannomai

Shimane rice, which gives light and dry sake.

Polishing:
68% (of the rice grains remaining)
68% (of the rice grains remaining)
Temperature:
logo frais Cold logo ambiance Chilled Hot
REF: 161000
161000 Le Rihaku
161000 Le Rihaku

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