Friday, July 17, 2009

Chiyomusubi Goriki Junmai Ginjo

Yesterday, I posted the summary of Wine Blogging Wednesday #59, a Saké extravaganza with reviews and discussion of over 30 different ones. Well, I am not done promoting Saké by any stretch. So, I am not going to wait and will post another Saké review today!

The Chiyomusubi Goriki Junmai Ginjo was produced by the Chiyomusubi Sake Brewery Co., Ltd (founded over 140 years ago) in the Chugoku region of the Tottori prefecture. Their Koji, Tadayoshi Iwanari, has over fifty years of experience and uses local rice strains and spring water. I previously had their Chiyomusubi Tokubetsu Junmai and enjoyed it very much.

The Goriki is made from Goriki rice, a locally grow rice which the brewery revived, which was polished to 55%. This Saké has an alcohol content of 16.5% and a Saké Meter Value of +5, making it a dry Saké. This was full-bodied with a rich and slightly rustic flair. It had flavors of steamed rice, melon, nectarine and almost tapioca. This is definitely a Saké that can stand up to plenty of different foods, from chicken to even burgers.

I enjoyed this though I prefer their Tokubetsu. Just a matter of personal preference and nothing to do with the quality of the Goriki.

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