- Mie (三重)
- Rice type
- Mienoyume (みえのゆめ)
- Polishing rate (semaibuai)
- Alcohol content
Suzukagawa S Junmai Ginjō (鈴鹿川 【エス】 純米吟醸) has a gentle and elegant nose. The clear, muscat-like fruity sweetness and acidity give it a firm but a clear impression, with a rich lingering finish. This junmai ginjō sake has a perfect balance of aroma and taste. It is recommended to serve it slightly chilled.
About the brewery
- Shimizu Seizaburō Shōten
- Name in Japanese
- 3-9-33 Wakamatsuhigashi, Suzuka, Mie 510-0225
Suzuka has long been known as Umasake Suzuka-no-Kuni (味酒鈴鹿國, the land of delicious sake) because of its delectable sake. A tale in Yamato-hime-no-Mikoto-no-Seiki (倭姫命世紀) describes the journey of Yamato-Hime-no-Mikoto to Ise-jingū where she was sent by Amaterasu-ōmikami (天照大御神) to find a place to settle down. One of the passages mentions the phrase "I come from Umasake Suzuka-kuni" (私は味酒鈴鹿国から来た), turning umasake into an epithet for Suzuka and suggesting that the area has been known for its sake since ancient times.
The climate of Suzuka is very favourable for sake brewing. The limpid subsoil water from the Suzuka Mountains flows into the vast Ise Plain, where superb rice is grown. Since ancient times, this rice and water have allowed it to brew delicious sake. A sake festival is held yearly at Kawamata Shrine in the Suzuka River basin.
Shimizu Seizaburō Shōten produces sake under the brands of Suzukagawa (鈴鹿川) and Zaku (作).