Classification of Japanese Sake lines
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Japanese Sake is attractive not only because of the wonderful feeling and taste when you enjoy it, but also because of the complexity and variety of Sake, the way of drinking, the production process… All have created making a unique beauty of Sake in the cultural and spiritual life of the Japanese people.
4 popular types of Sake
Sake is considered the "national drink" of Japan. Currently, sake has been produced with many different brands and flavors. Sake is classified according to a number of factors, including the type of rice used in the production process (with over 70 varieties of rice), depending on the region of production, the degree of polishing of the grain, the way the wine is filtered. and the process depends on many different factors. There are 4 main types of alcohol, let's find out with El Flamico about the classification of popular Japanese sake lines today:
Sake Junmai refers to alcohol made from "pure rice", brewed with rice, water, yeast and koji. No other additives. Junmai has no minimum milling requirement, the percentage of normal rice puree of this liquor reaches 30%, no distilled alcohol is allowed. Overall, Junmai wines are typically rich in texture with intense, slightly acidic flavors. Junmai is drunk in warm or ordinary temperature sake. This wine can be used with most dishes in Japanese cuisine.
Honjozo Sake is brewed using rice, purified water, koji yeast and brewer's yeast. There is a requirement for a minimum milling ratio of 70% and a small amount of distilled alcohol is added to create different flavors and aromas. Honjozo has a milder, more aromatic taste than Junmai sake, is not sweet, and is very soft to drink. This wine is suitable for drinking both warmed and chilled.
Junmai Ginjo/ Ginjo
Sake is brewed using only rice, water, yeast and koji. Do not add any additives. To achieve the quality that makes Ginjo, the rice grains must be milled to 60%. Ginjo has a light aroma from pure rice and is refreshing. Suitable for dishes with white meat, seafood or fried dishes, for a delicious, pleasant taste. This wine is suitable for drinking both warmed and chilled.
Junmai Daiginjo/ Daiginjo
Sake is brewed from rice, water, yeast and koji. No additives. Rice grains must be milled to 50-55%. This is Japan's finest and premium sake with a very light Ginjo-like taste and delicate fruity aroma. Daiginjo is multi-scented and sweetly soft. Can be combined with dishes such as sushi, sashimi, cheese, salad to feel the full, deep and delicate flavor. This wine is suitable for drinking both warmed and chilled.
Benefits of drinking Sake
Sake has many health benefits if you drink it in moderation. Good effects on the body such as beautifying the skin, preventing cancer, strengthening the digestive system, preventing hypertension, good for bone health and reducing the risk of diabetes.
Types of Japanese Sake
Above are the sharing about the classification of Japanese Sake lines that El Flamico for your reference.
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