Flavor and brand vision
Moriko is Yamagata Honten’s oldest premium label, and aims for elegant aromas with sweet, fruity soft-water ginjo flavor.
Techniques and style
Yamagata Honten focuses on rice, bringing out the natural flavors of Yamaguchi rice in all the small-batch sake they brew.
All of Yamagata Honten’s rice is grown within Yamaguchi prefecture, and they use several direct-contract farmers in the Yashiro district of Shunan, as well as other suppliers around Eastern Yamaguchi prefecture.
Recommended temperatures and pairing
Moriko is a richly elegant premium sake, so try it chilled with prosciutto-wrapped melon slices.