Izumo Fuji Yamada Nishiki 50 Junmai Ginjo Sake, Shimane, Japan (720ml)
This brewery created their brand, Izumo Fuji, to celebrate two Japanese symbols, one local, the other national- the Izumo Taisha, one of Japan’s oldest Shinto shrines, and Mount Fuji. This junmai ginjo is made from Yamada Nishiki rice, the famous sake rice varietal which is associated with Hyogo prefecture. Izumo Fuji, however, used Yamada Nishiki grown in their prefecture, Shimane. The brewery is located in the town of Izumo, home to one of Japan’s oldest Shinto shrines. On the nose, it shows pineapple, candied sugar, and pear. On the palate it is juicy, soft and melting.
SAKE TERMINOLOGY (with thanks to Jon Gauntner's Sake Dictionary)
Junmai Ginjo - Rice, water and koji only, with rice milled to no more than 60%, resulting in sake’s that are fresh and fragrant in style.