Oka is an elegant, aromatic delight that conjures daydreams of hanami, the Japanese springtime tradition of picnicking under blossoming fruit trees. We smell honeydew melon and ume (tart Japanese apricot). The floral bouquet extends to the palate and is delicate but focused with botanical note that lends structure. Drink with fresh seasonal vegetables, a summer fruit salad, and light fish dishes.
About the producer
Dewazakura has been brewing sake in the city of Tendo since 1892. The brewery is best known for pioneering commercial-level production the Junmai Ginjo grade of sake in the 1980s. Prior to this, the vast majority of sake sold to the public was of lesser grades and Ginjo was only made in small quantities for sake competitions. Dewazakura, recognizing the quality of their Ginjo and that people would relish access to more elegant sake, released Oka in 1980 and countless breweries have since followed suit.