Shizuoka Sake Tasting: Fujimasa Brewery-Fujinomiya Kouriki Junmai Ginjo Homare Fuji Genshu

Fujimasa Brewery lays at the bottom of Mount Fuji in Fujinomiya City.
Their sake are not easy to find away from Eastern Shizuoka but they definitively worth the efforts to discover them!
Moreover Fujimasa is also actively promoting local products as well as Mount Fuji and the surrounding tourism!

This also another brewery using long descriptions for their sake!
“Fujinomiya Kouriki” means “Strong Promotion of Fujinomiya City”.

The sake is made with Shizuoka-grown Homare Fuji Sake rice!

Rice: Homare Fuji
Rice milled down to 50%
Alcohol: 16~17 degrees (genshu)
Bottled in August 2012

Clarity: Very clear
Color: Light golden hue
Aroma: Very dry. Fruity. Dry bananas, rice, alcohol.
Body: fluid
Taste: Very dry attack. Slightly sirupy. Strong alcohol.
Fruity. Deep dry almonds, macadamia nuts, coffee beans, oranges, chestnuts.
Lingers for a little while warming up back of the palate with junmai petillant.
Show many new facets with each sip.
Takes on a drier turn but softer note with food.
Coffee beans and chestnuts make a strong comeback away from food.

Overall: A sake obviously conceived for heavy izakaya food but definitely can be enjoyed on its won.
Actually I found it more interesting on its own with so many facets keeping popping up and its beautiful dryness.
Had a strong tendency to change with the further cup, even becoming almost sweet got me lost in wonder!


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Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, The Herbed Kitchen, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Cooking Cute, Timeless Gourmet, Bento Bug, Ideal Meal, Bentosaurus, Mr. Foodie (London/UK), Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in kanzai by Nevitt Reagan!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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