Ken Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu, Katsuyama - 勝山 献-けん-本生原酒
Namazake (生酒Unpasteurized sake), captures the liveliness of sake, and they are much more vibrant and refreshing in the glass with intricate, changing flavours and a crisper edge. Normally, sake will go through pasteurization (火入れ) once or twice after being pressed and filtered, stopping micro-organisms and deactivating amylase, protease and other remaining enzymes, in order to improve storage stability. However, this pasteurization process also reduces some fresh and attractive flavours of the sake. Genshu (原酒) styles make this even more apparent as the final brew is not balanced with water, but left in its original and more intense form.