Another long name for an annual limited nectar by Oomuraya brewery in Shimada City!
Now, what does “Oomuraya Brewery-Wakatake Risshun Asa Shiboritate Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu” stand for?
“Wakatake” is the name of Oomuraya Brewery’s main brand name.
“Haru Asa Shibori” means this sake had just been pressed on a Spring morning.
“Junmai Ginjo” is a premium level for a sake to which no alcohol was added.
“Nama” means it was not pasteurized.
“Genshu” means that no water was added.
A sake as it came out of the pressing!
The paper envelope attached to the neck contains a five yen coin for good luck!
Rice milled down to 55%
Alcohol: 17~18 degrees
Bottled in December 2011
Clarity: Very clear
Color: Faint golden hue
Aroma: Puissant. Flowery. Fruity, banana, Macadamia nuts, vanilla. Pleasant alcohol
Taste: Strong attack backed up by pleasant alcohol and junmai petillant.
Fruity and complex: banana, oranges, vanilla, pears.
Lingers for a while warming up the palate.
Disappears on a dry note with almonds and macadamia nuts.
Great balance between fruit and acidity.
Changes little and drinks well with any food.
Overall: A traditional limited brew typical of Oomuraya Brewery’s approach.
A very solid and strong sake, but nonetheless elegant in its superlative balance between fruit and acidity.
A sake perfect with izakaya gastronomy!
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8 thoughts on “Shizuoka Sake Tasting: Oomuraya Brewery-Wakatake Risshun Asa Shiborit Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu”
The five yen coin sounds very intriguing…
I must explore sake too! (When I finally get to Japan)
The number 5 is alucky number as far as moeyis concerned!
Thank you! I will remember it next time I find a five cent coin 😉
Good answer! LOL
ok thats a huge name for a sake.
In the explenation you said that there is no alcohol in it. I thought sake is an alcohol type. confused now. O.o
Actually it is so long that I managed to make a mistake!
There are two types of sake:
1) left as pressed which of course contains alcohol. It is then called a “junmai”
2) with more alcohol (and water) added to create a modified sake
I hope this will clear the misunderstanding!
I’m not a sake drinker, but shizuoka has very good water so I assume sake made from there must be very special!
I’m extremely proud to say that Shizuoka arguably produces the best sake! And we also produce the best microbrwery beer with Baird Beer in Numazu!