Matsunoi "Wishing Well"

 The bouquet on this "special" Junmai is an array of pineapple, cream, koji rice, plum and leather elements. Talk about a "different" kind of sake, this brew is one of those sakes that drinks in a unique way. Why? Because it is soft and supple, rich and creamy, and crisp and round! That's a lot in one mouthful, but this brew works on so many levels.  Perhaps, it's the balanance and the little tingle of heat. Look for rich nughet, caramel, and nutty flavors on a rolling fluid that is creamy and soft yet has a touch of crispness that ends in a long tail. A complex sake that would appeal to those looking for a different path.

Quantity:

Brewery

Furusawa Family

Sake Type

Tokubetsu Junmai

Bottle Size

720ml

Founded

1895

Prefecture

Niigata

One Word to Describe This Sake Brew

Rich

Food Pairings

Grilled Fish, Light Pasta, Fried or Salty Dishes, Game and Fowl, Grilled and Steamed Veggies, Tofu and Soba, Turkey, Ham and Game, Hamburgers, Sandwiches, Assorted Cheeses

Taste Profile

WINE: Complex Nutty Reds/Deep Whites;
BEER: Earthy Belgians;

Ingredients

RICE: Takane Nishiki
WATER: On-site well water, soft water;
YEAST: Kyokai #10; (No sulfites, no preservatives)

Seimaibuai

(amount of rice left after milling): 55%

Alcohol Content

15-16%

Sake Meter Value

+5 (the lower the sweeter, the higher the drier)

Sweet or Dry

Dry

Body

Medium to Full

Acidity

1.6

Serving Temp

Chilled, at room temperature, or slightly warm

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