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Suisen Shuzo

Suisen Shuzo
Kibo Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Vegetables

Category: Junmai Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 15.5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$6
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Suisen Shuzo
Kibo Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Vegetables

Category: Junmai Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 15.5%
Bright silver color. Curious, vegetal aromas and flavors of soy soaked vegetables, chives, and mushrooms, roasted root vegetables, chlorine pool concrete, and bit o honey candy with a supple, soft, dry-yet-fruity light body and a warming, odd, medium finish evoking notes of honey roasted apples and nutshells, bamboo and tree bark, pepper, and paper finish. A savory, earthy mash-up of umami and fruit that will be fun to pair with.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: soy soaked vegetables, chives, and mushrooms, roasted root vegetables, chlorine pool concrete, and bit o honey candy
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of honey roasted apples and nutshells, bamboo and tree bark, pepper, and paper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Roasted Mushrooms With Shallots and Herbs, Taleggio, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A savory, earthy mash-up of umami and fruit that will be fun to pair with.

The Producer or Importer

SakéOne Corp.

The Producer or  Importer
820 Elm St
Forest Grove, OR 97116
USA
1 800-550-7253

Junmai Sake

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Serve in a Stemless Wine Glass
Junmai literally translates into “pure rice”. This is the older, more traditional method of brewing sake. Junmai saké can only contain four ingredients: rice, water, yeast and koji with no added alcohol. Junmai sakés will be richer and fuller bodied than the other major type, Honjozo saké. Until recently, at least a 30% rice polish (70% remaining) was required for this definition, but that has now been eliminated.

These are generally dry to off-dry and pair well with sushi, fusion cuisine or even seafood risotto.