|Brand||Sho Chiku Bai|
Sho Chiku Bai Extra Dry Junmai is a traditional Jumai sake but with very little sweetness. This gives it a lighter, crisper mouthfeel and a clean finish. This, along with its gently savory palate, makes it a good food-pairing sake and also an excellent ingredient in cocktails.
At any temperature, this sake has a core of savory mineral. When warm, aromas and flavors include salted rice, bran, sourdough bread and parmesan cheese. The warmth also provides a rounder mouthfeel.
At room temperature or chilled, flavors of mineral and lightly toasted sourdough bread emerge, with a touch of salted butter, green almonds, spice, and warm rice.
Best served warm at 100º -105º F or at room temperature. Chilled, at around 50º F, is also suitable.
Food Pairing Suggestions:
Extra Dry Junmai goes well with traditional Spanish tapas such as green olives, Marcona almonds, dry and mild white cheeses, thinly sliced ham, croquetas and fried potatoes. It also complements tempura, grilled calamari and chicken breast. In addition, Extra Dry Junmai works well as an appealing substitute for vermouth in a martini.
Very dry, medium-bodied Italian red wines or Fino Sherry.