Sugii Brewery/Suginishiki Yamahai Junmai

Sugii Brewery/Suginishiki Yamahai Junmai : For reasons I cannot elucidate I haven’t tasted many brews concocted by Sugii Brewery (Suginishiki, Fujieda City) over the past year although I do have a special liking for them. Now, this being said, Mr. Sugii has a habit to come up with some extraordinary sake, and this one is no exception!
It is a Yamahai Junmai, a tricky proposal if there is one, that he brewed the old way as it was done during the Meiji Era and has cahracteristics seldom witnessedin Shizuoka Prefecture.

Used rice all from Shizuoka Prefecturewith 90% of it Homare Fuji. Yeast rice is 70% Hitomebore.
Dryness is -1, which classifies it as sweet for our region.
Now, the acidity is a whopping 3.4, double the usual!
Amino acids are 1.7

Clarity: very clear

Colour: goldish

Aroma: light and discreet/notes of peaches

Body: light

Taste: Lighter than expected but sharp. Green plums/nectarines/apricots
Welcome fruity acidity. Surprisingly dry in spite of the -1 grading

Overall: tastes like a very dry white wine with a lot of fruit at moments.
Lots of character. Goes particularly well with oily and strong taste foods.
Can be enjoyed as “kan”/warm, too.
Very interesting. Recommended to people who wish to introduce a sake in between wines.

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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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