Shizuoka Sake Tasting: Fuji Takasago Brewery-Homare Fuji Junmai Genshu

For those of you who enjoy good, emphasis on good – sake, this website is an excellent one to read, not to mention food, etc. I have been guided in my sake purchases by many of the reviews on this blog.

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Fuji Takasago Brewery in Fujinomiya City has been working for some time with Homare Fuji Sake Rice which is entirely produced in Shizuoka Prefecture.
It is actually a Yamada Nshiki hybrid with the big difference that the staklks are shorter, making it very resistant to high winds and heavy rains prevalent in summer.

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For a long time brewers were complaining about the fact that the rice is a bit hard and difficult to polish, but after overcoming this particular problem some breweries are know to produce dai ginjo level premium sake with it!
This particular sake has the merit of being practically untouched as it is a junmai/no pure alcohol added genshu/no pure water added!

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Rice: Homare Fuji (shizuoka-grown)
Rice milled down to 60%
Alcohol: 17~18 degrees
Bottled in March 2014

Clarity: Very clear
Color: Almost transparent
Aroma: very dry. Pears, apples.
Body: Fluid
Tasting: Dry and fruity attack backed…

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