Shizuoka Sake Tasting 17: Sanwa Brewery Tankan Watarifune

Tankan Watarifune

Tankan Watarifune


Shizuoka Sake Tasting 17: Sanwa Brewery Tankan Watarifune

Tankan Watarifune : Hoosuu is actually a Garyuubai variety brewed by Sanawa Brewery (Shizuoka City, Shimizu Ku) under the name of a private brand.
This Garyubai is made with a very unusual/rare brand of rice called “Tankan Watarifune” which was resurected from a mere 30 g. found by chance!

Garyubai Hoosuu
Nama Junmai Ginjo
Rice: 100% Tankan Watarifune
Rice milled down to 55%
Dryness: +2
Acidity: 1.2
Brewed in February 2007

Clarity: Very clear

Colour: Light gold

Aroma: ricey, light, star anise, bananas

Body: light

Taste: complex, liquorice, banana, gardenia. On second sip reveals some acidity and bitter chocolate which subsequently turn agreeable.

Overall: a light but well-rounded adult sake
Goes very well with any food, particularly oily fried food and meat.


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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

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Sake tasting terms

Sanwa Shuzou official website
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