A Celebration of dry-ness and the queen of sake rices, “Omachi”
Green apple flavour, tropical flavours. With an SMV of +5 this is one of the more dry junmai daiginjo in our range. Pairs well with salmon and tuna sashimi. Extremely smooth on the palette but it has strength.
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Gozenshu Junmai Daiginjo Kei 300ml
Does sake taste different using rice from different parts of a prefecture?
Yes, sake can taste different when made with rice from different parts of a prefecture, or even from different regions within Japan. The taste variations primarily arise from the different types of rice used and the environmental conditions specific to each rice-growing region.
Sake is made from rice, water, yeast, and koji mold. The type of rice used can have a significant impact on the final flavour profile of the sake. There are many different varieties of rice cultivated in Japan, each with its own characteristics, such as size, starch content, and flavour. Some rice varieties are better suited for brewing sake, as they have a higher starch content, which results in better fermentation and alcohol production. Different regions within a prefecture may have unique soil compositions, climates, and water sources, which can also influence the taste of the rice and subsequently the sake produced from it. The concept of "terroir" plays a role in sake production, just as it does in wine production, where the local environmental factors contribute to the distinctiveness of the final product.
Sake brewers, known as "toji," are skilled in their craft and have their own techniques and preferences for brewing sake using specific rice varieties. They may also adjust the brewing process to bring out the best qualities of the rice they are using. So “yes", using rice from different parts of a prefecture or different regions in Japan can lead to variations in the flavor, aroma, and overall characteristics of the sake produced, making each sake unique and reflective of its origin. This diversity is part of what makes exploring the world of sake so fascinating for enthusiasts and connoisseurs.
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