Moriki Suppin Rumiko No Junmai Ginjo Sake (720ml)
Based in the Mie prefecture of central Japan, Moriki Shuzo is a tiny family owned brewery run by Rumiko Moriki and her husband Hideki. They only make pure rice (Junmai) sake, with 25% of the production from their own organically farmed rice with the rest sourced from areas producing rice similar to the style they wish to use. Along with the modern approach to pressing sake for maximum volume, Moriki also make a version of each of their sake (including this Suppin Rumiko No) using the Arabashiri method whereby freshly brewed sake (liquid and solids) is stored in cotton sacks and the free run liquid slowly seeps out under the weight of each sack.
Tasting Note: Displays a vibrant, pale lemon colour in the glass. Aromatics take some time to emerge, and while only mildly intense the aromas are quite complex with notes of white flowers and acacia, layered over pear, green apple, custard and white chocolate. There's a good weight to this sake on the palate, creamy and textural, showing excellent umami feel. As with the nose this is notably complex with flavours of pear, apple, hints of lychee and green melon, custard and white chocolate. Excellent. Serve chilled.
Rice Polishing: 60%