Narai by Suginomori (720ml)
Narai by Suginomori (720ml)
Narai by Suginomori (720ml)

Suginomori,杉の森

Narai by Suginomori (720ml)

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Suginomori, Nagano

杉の森酒造, 長野

JAPAN's  SMALLEST SAKE BREWERY helmed by a SINGLE Brewer

Limited to 1 Bottle per customer

Tasting Notes : Made with the Nagano original Sake rice varietal Kinmon-Nishiki which was developed roughly 70 years ago from cross breeding Yamadanishiki and
the local Takane-Nishiki as a suitable and high quality sake rice for nagano rice cultivation.


In the winter of 2021,  Masayuki Irie, commenced brewing at Suginomori, Japan's smallest & highest altitude Sake Brewery, as its single Toji/Brewer.  

Irie-san continues to refine his adaptation to high altitude brewing close to 1000 meters up in the Japanese Alps,  with each micro batch released, evolving to new levels of refinement & promise.   As you would imagine,  stocks from these micro batches are highly constrained,  hence  each customer is allowed a single-bottle purchase.

Sakamai (Rice) used for Narai Sakes is farmed in Azumino city (Nagano), at a high altitude of 500meters above sea level.  Yeast utilised is native to Nagano & the snow-melted water from the Japanese alps cascading down the streams & rivers of Narai-Juku adds to its highly distinctive texture & opulent silky mouthfeel. 

Having held key brewing responsibilities at Nabeshima (鍋島) & Sawaya Matsumoto (澤屋まつもと) in the past,  Irie-san's assiduous attention to detail is the magical alchemy of passion and soulful brewing.

Alcohol

アルコール度数

14.0%

Rice

原料米

Kinmonnishiki

金紋錦

Seimaibuai

精米歩合

Unpublished

SMV

日本酒度

Unpublished

Acidity

酸度

Unpublished

Customer Reviews

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Fresh with Good Mouth Feel

First taste of this beautifully made sake was it's freshness. Felt a very light fizzy sensation on the palate like a Nama but apparently its not. Followed by a lovely mouthfeel which makes you want to take your next subsequent sip soon after. SMV level was pretty neutral, probably in the range of -2 to 0. Definitely memorable. Have just ordered another bottle.

Thanks TC, for your review!
You are indeed a true sake connoisseur!
Kanpai!