Shizuoka Sake Tasting: Hana No Mai Brewery-Homare Fuji Junmai-Designating Mt. Fuji as a World Cultural Heritage Site

This must have been the longest title for introducing a sake made in Shizuoka Prefecture!
There are plenty of reasons for that! LOL

Hana No Mai Brewery in Hamamatsu City made a point to tell everyone this is a true local sake as the rice is Homare Fuji sake rice grown only in Shizuoka Prefecture and as the water and yeast are also all from our Prefecture!

The Homare Fuji Sake Rice label was originally designed in the shape of Mount Fuji by a University student!
Hana no Mai Brewery is also advertizing the fact that Japan has applied for recognition of Mount Fuji as a World Heritage Site, both in English and Japanese!
Incidentally, February 23rd has been designated at Mount Fuji Day!

Rice: Homare Fuji 100%
Rice milled down to: 60%
Alcohol: 15~16 degrees
Bottled on October 12th, 2011

Clarity: Very clear
Color: Very faint golden hue
Aroma: Light and fruity. Vanilla, macadamia nuts, dark chocolate
Body: Fluid
Taste: Fruity attack backed by strong junmai petillant and pleasant alcohol.
Well-rounded, soft and straightforward.
Slightly liquorish.
Varies little with food except for turning a little drier.
Junmai petillant makes a strong comeback with oranges and coffee beans after food.

Overall: A sake obviously designed for food.
Typical of Hana no Mai Brewery in that it will please young people and ladies.
No wonder it is a popular sake in local izakayas patronized by young people!
A sake to be appreciated chilled, at room temperature or lukewarm/nurukan!

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