On March 17th was held a special sake tasting at MIRAIE Community Hall in Shichiken Cho under the auspices of Hasegawa Wayoushu Co., a major wine and sake distributor in Shizuoka City, featuring sake made with Homarefuji rice by the seven breweries located in Shizuoka City!
The second tasting was a Junmai Ginjo Homarefuji by Sanwa Brewery in Shimizu ku, Shizuoka City!
Note that the tasting order was made according to the table order of the day!
Rice milled down to 55%
Alcohol: 16~17 degrees
Dryness: + 3
Bottled in March 2015
Clarity: very clear
Color: very faint golden hue
Aroma: Dry and fruity. Greens, apples, cloves, honey, eucalyptus
Taste: Dry and fruity attack backed by junmai petillant.
Banana, custard, shiso (perilla).
Tends to show many new facets.
Lingers only for a little while before departing on notes of oranges.
Overall: very enjoyable sake.
Would be most appreciated by ladies.
Untypical sake in Shizuoka.
Would pair well with light starters, asparagus and most probably with bitter chocolate.
420-0065 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Shintoori, 1-1–26
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