Chiyomusubi Goriki 40 Junmai Daiginjo "Powerful Energy"
The nose on this brew that is made using the Goriki brewing rice varietal has a nice collection of berry, melon, grape, strawberry, and Gardenia aromas. Take a bite out of this bright, expansive, tingly, and crisp sake and be rewarded with a fruit basket full of flavors. Hints of apple, sweet melon, and berries come first then look for the sugar tones like rock candy, sugar cubes, and powder sugar on strawberries. The excellent acidity vividness offsets the sweet flavors to create a very energetic and bright sake drinking experience. Full-bodied and chewy it is a viscous sake that is considered an “Ultra” Daiginjo because it’s been milled to 40%. Another one of those sakes that makes you think how can rice and water taste like fruit and sugar goodness! A solid brew that is a good gift-giving sake appealing to most! WORD: Bright WINE: Full-Bodied Reds/Fruity Whites BEER: Fruity ales FOODS: Sushi, sashimi, shellfish, oysters, cheese and fruit plates.