- SHIMOMURA SHUZO
- OKUHARIMA JUNMAIDAIGINJO 38 YAMAHAI NAMA 伝授
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In spite of Junmaidaiginjo, aroma is gentle but its sweetness is elegant and sophisticated, since this brewery commits to produce sake for pairing with foods.
As soon as opening the bottle, the soft and fresh scent spread in the air. The attack is smooth and gentle which is not like Yamahai.
But, jucy umami gradually grows and sourness like citrus fruits and bitterness like grapefruits spread all round the mouth. The most remarkable point is its sweetness which is like the perfectly designed sophisticated Japanese traditional sweets.
The sweet and sourness aftertaste reminds of a sweet dried grape. And it doesn’t last long.
With regard to drinking temperature, chilled is of course good, however, SAKEMARU recommends to warm it until 35-40 degrees.
Please just forget the common sense that Junmaidaiginjo has to be drunken chilled.
The sourness influenced by Yamahai method turns to be very milky and creamy with adding heat. Its creamy and sweet taste is very difficult to describe but purely beautiful.
COMMITMENT TO QUALITY
We basically make use of rice produced in our hometown, since Hyogo produces high-quality brewery rice like Yamadanishiki. Especially, the grain of local brand "Yumenishiki" is larger than the others, and we are able to brew sake stably even in harsh nature.
90% of our homeground is covered with forest, so that we can utilize very rich natural resources for brewing. Especially, the water wells up is very clean and transparent.
We only produce 100% natural Junmai style sake. For us, it's natural to use only rice and water for brewing, however, natural brewing process is another story for the other breweries. We understand the nature of my hometown and just support nature to brew sake. That's 100% natural Junmai style sake we believe. Filtering of sake, which most of brewery conduct, is out of question.
A sign is hung in the center of brewery. "Nothing better than handmade" is written in the sign. That is the word of 3rd generation. We've been committing to the slogan for more than 100 years.