Sookuu Junmai Sake 500ml
When you pronounce Sookuu, imagine you are saying “so cool”, not just because that’s how it’s said, but because that’s just what this sake is.
Brewed with idea that it should reflect a clear blue sky, Sookuu is a silky sake that’s bottled unfiltered – a style called muroka – to avoid stripping away its character. The name ‘Junmai’ denotes that this is a premium sake at the savoury end of the flavour spectrum. It’s made with Miyama Nishiki – a rice capable of a diverse range of flavours and a refreshing acidity – that is milled down to a polishing ratio of 60%, i.e. 40% is removed. This rich sake really opens up in a wine glass, releasing steamed rice notes, nashi pear, samphire washed in seawater, buttery Werther’s Original, salted almonds, whipped cream, cocoa powder and an umami kick of roasted mushrooms and walnuts. But what makes it so special is the lingering acidity and gentle spritz that cleanse the palate and have you hankering for another sip. It loves complementary nutty and earthy flavours and is weighty enough to hold up against grilled fish or meat dishes such as unagi and yakitori. However, this super versatile sake is also refreshing and so pairs beautifully with sashimi and sushi.
ENTER.Sake is a boutique sake collection curated by musician and DJ Richie Hawtin. He has been exploring the world of sake for over twenty years and was made a Sake Samurai by the Japanese Sake Brewers Association in 2014. On his travels he discovered an exceptional brewery in Kyoto. Sookuu is handcrafted at the absolutely minuscule Fujioka Brewery in the Fushimi district, an area packed with breweries because of its delicate water that really showcases the umami notes in sake. Although established in 1902, Fujioka Shuzo was reborn in 2002 when Masaaki Fujioka – the fifth generation of this brewing family – reopened it after the untimely death of his father. Learning alongside sake legends like Akitsuna Takagi, Fujioka focuses purely on quality, only making around 20,000 bottles of sake a year. That makes this one of the hardest sakes to find in the ENTER.Sake portfolio and it’s not to be missed.£10.4 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3029739
Style No.: 741614
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