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Shirakabegura Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Premium smooth Sake for pairing with Japanese food

  • 64cl
  • ABV 15%
  • Stock Number 31D2155
  • In stock
£39.95

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OVERVIEW

Considered a Premium sake from Shirakabegura, the Junmai Daiginjo is made from the finest sake rice, Yamada-nishiki, a fruity, fragrant rice which is then polished to 45%. It is then brewed with water from the famous Miyamizu natural spring. This sake is at the pinnacle of the art of brewing because of its precise and time-consuming processes.

For the newbies, the lower the % of polish on the rice the better the sake, so this one means that only 45% of the rice grain remains after milling to brew the sake – less husk means finer sake. It takes longer to get the rice down to 45% of the original rice kernel so that’s where the premium bit comes in; we’re talking up to 50 days of milling and polishing rice kernels to get them to this pure and premium state.

This Junmai Daiginjo sake is very fragrant with hints of banana – a really smooth sake with a rice finish of course but a very distinctive premium aftertaste. This Premium Junmai Daiginjo is best served either chilled or at room temperature. Excellent with sashimi and sushi and also works well with lighter flavoured dishes.

The rice used for sake, Sakamai, has a very large grain that is 25% larger than typical table rice. Sakamai rice is much taller and is harvested much later than table rice. There are actually over 60 types of Sakamai rice out there.

Junmai sake has only 3 ingredients; rice, Koji yeast and water - there is no further alcohol added Sake Meter Value (SMV), or in Japanese the Nihonshudo, is used for measuring the density of sake compared to water. The higher the positive number, the drier the sake becomes, and the lower the negative number, the sweeter the sake gets. Together with the SMV, acidity level is used to determine the characteristics of each sake. The higher the number the richer the sake becomes, and the lower the number the lighter.

SMV 0
Acidity 1.5

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