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Zaku Impression-M Junmai Ginjō Genshu

Zaku Impression-M Junmai Ginjō Genshu is part of the brewery's "Impression" series. It has a beautiful aroma, like a refreshing and sweet fruit, and is refreshing and easy to drink.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Mie (三重)
Rice type
Domestic rice (国産米)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
60%
Alcohol content
16%
Zaku Impression-M Junmai Ginjo Genshu (作 インプレッション-M 純米吟醸原酒)

Zaku Impression-M Junmai Ginjō Genshu (作 インプレッション-M 純米吟醸原酒) is part of the brewery's "Impression" series. It was born out of a thorough process of trial and error to find a way to make pasteurised sake that reproduces the characteristic aromas and flavours of namazake. With a touch of pétillance from in-bottle fermentation, upon opening, these sake's gorgeously fresh flavours dance on the palate, each with its unique taste. The letter in the name of the 'Impression' series comes from the name of its base sake in the Zaku range: N standing for Nakadori (中取り, 雅乃智), M for "Miyabi no Tomo", 雅乃智), M for "Enochi" (恵乃智), G for "Gennochi" (玄乃智), and H for "Honochi" (穂乃智). The Impression series is bottled directly from the freshly squeezed sake without intermediate tank storage.

The Impression-M has a beautiful aroma, like a refreshing and sweet fruit, and is refreshing and easy to drink. Its slight effervescence pairs with umami and the richness of chestnuts and rice. It is best consumed in a wine glass.


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About the brewery

Brewery
Shimizu Seizaburō Shōten
Name in Japanese
清水清三郎商店
Address
3-9-33 Wakamatsuhigashi, Suzuka, Mie 510-0225
Phone
059-385-0011
Website
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Shimizu Seizaburō Shōten was founded in 1869 in the village of Wakamatsu, Suzuka, Mie Prefecture.

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).

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Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
Zaku Impression-M, one of four in the series, has a clear, lemon-green colour, offering a clean, moderately intense aroma with fruity notes and a hint of chocolate. It has a medium-dry taste with relatively high acidity, resulting in a medium-bodied and flavourful drink. The taste includes floral and sweet elements, ending with a sour and refreshing finish. The pronounced acidity features intense citrus flavours, contributing to a lasting aftertaste with citric zest. There is a slight fizziness that enhances the drinking experience. This sake's vibrant citrus makes it suitable for drinking alone or pairing with savoury foods such as fried calamari or grilled meats.

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Category
Junmai Ginjō
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JREF
Views
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Reviews
1
Last update
Rating
4.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
〒510-0225 三重県鈴鹿市若松東3丁目9−33

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