Shizuoka Sake Tasting: Negami Brewery-Kinmei Junmai Ginjo-Sunshu Gotemba-Fujisanroku No Jizake

What I particularly like about Negami Brewery in Gotemba City is that they try hard promoting localculture and economy!

And their labels are both cute retro and artistically modern!
This time it is definitely retro with a beautiful Mount Fuji indicated under the name “Fuji Sankoku no Jizake/富士山麓の地酒, that is a sake made on Mount Fuji and the nearby mountains!

A beautiful Japanese crane for luck!
They also mention the region name, Sunsyu Gotemba/駿州御殿場!

They also take the pain to announce its junmai ginjo on top of the bottle!

Rice milled down to 55%
Alcohol: 15~16 degrees
Bottled in June 2012

Clarity: Very clear
Color: Light golden hue
Aroma: Assertive. Fruity. Pears, banana, green apples.
Body: Fluid. A little sirupy
Taste: Well-rounded attack backed with strong junmai petillant.
Complex and fruity: starts with pears and banana to finish with strong green apples. Faint coffee beans and dark chocolate peeking out on further sips.
Takes a flight on a very dry note.
Marries well with food. Varies little but gets even drier with an appearance from macadamia nuts and almonds.

Comments: In spite of its elevated status, this is a sake that can be enjoyed equally on its own or with food, although it will gets markedly drier with the latter.
I drank it both slightly chilled and at room temperature.
Chilled, it would make for a beautiful fruity aperitif, especially if combined with with light taste appetizers such as asparagus.
Complex facets would surge out more easily at room temperature, though!
Another sake so worthy of discovery!

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pierre.Cuisine, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento,Adventures in Bento Making, American Bent, Beanbento, Bento No, Bento Wo Tsukurimashou, Cooking Cute, Eula, Hapabento , Happy Bento, Jacki’s Bento Blog, Kitchen Cow, Leggo My Obento, Le Petit Journal Bento & CO (French), Lunch In A Box,
Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, The Herbed Kitchen, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Cooking Cute, Timeless Gourmet, Bento Bug, Ideal Meal, Bentosaurus, Mr. Foodie (London/UK), Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in kanzai by Nevitt Reagan!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

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