Shizuoka Sake Tasting: Fuji Takasago Brewery-Homare Fuji Rice Junmai Nama Genshu
Fuji Takasago Brewery-Homare Fuji Rice Junmai Nama Genshu: Fuji Takasago Brewery in Fujinomiya City, in spite of the strong earthquake in March is actively producing all kinds of sake (and shochu) brews!
They are also one of the 19 (out of 28) Shizuoka Breweries experimenting with Shizuoka-grown Homare Fuji Sake Rice (“sakamai”)!
This particular brew is a nama genshu junmai, meaning it is the very original product with no addition or alteration!
This time I had the perfect snack to enjoy the tasting!
Shizuoka-grown crispy small cucumbers with wasabizuke/wasabi stems and leaves pickled in sake white lees/sake kasu!
Fuji-Takasago Brewery-Homare Fuji Rice Junmai Nama Genshu
Rice: Homare Fuji (100%)
Rice milled down to 60%
Alcohol: 17~18 degrees
Bottled in March 2011
Clarity: Very Clear
Color: Faint golden hue
Aroma: Light and fruity. Complex. Pineapple
Taste: Strong dry attack with marked junmai petillant and nama genshu punch combining for a marked first impression.
Complex. Pineapple with hints of caramel and apricots
For all its strength, disappears fairly quickly with dry pineapple spreading over the palate with notes of almonds and apricot.
Changes little with food.
Overall: Intereting strong sake designed for food.
The dryish overall taste combines well with izakaya food.
Noteworthy sake for strong sake officionados!
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!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery
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