If you are visiting these pages, it is because you already have a good experience of sake and you know your tastes in the matter. However, choosing for a relative is not always easy. Our activity of promoting sake throughout France and beyond leads us to make a wide variety of people taste different things, from the great expert to the perfect novice. We would like to share this experience acquired in 15 years of activity with you. So which sake to choose, and for whom?
TO OFFER TO THE SUPER BEGINNER
Good public, you are aware that your dear friend is not at all trained in tasting techniques, but you have a huge desire to take her/him for a tour in your universe. Go directly to choose a Daïginjo style sake, a sake with a fruity and floral nose, a very marked nose to whip the brain and a tender and suave mouth to dazzle the taste buds.
The ideal sake is KAMEIZUMI a sake with a powerful aroma of tropical fruits and crispy grapes. Fresh and lively, to start as an aperitif and, why not afterwards, to accompany the meal.
TO OFFER TO THE GOURMET
The one who talks and shares his or her culinary achievements all the time, the semi-professional chef who, for sure, will only open this bottle in the presence of a super pad thai or perfect makis. Choose a sake that will match without fail whatever the preparation. We advise you to stay on a Ginjo/Daïginjo for the accessible side, but a little richer and more powerful, with a marked umami.
Ambuki Kimoto Junmaï Daïginjo's direction. This Daïginjo Kimoto goes wonderfully with all kinds of preparations, meats, cooked fish and, a rare thing for a sake of this category, it can be heated.
TO OFFER TO THE WINE LOVER
Solidly camped in his tannic world made of robe and grape varieties, the wine lover, and it's only natural, will always compare what he tastes to his favorite drink. Don't worry, to get the animal out of its lair, choose a sake with a strong impact, energy (lots of energy!), acidity and a marked umami. The ideal sake is Sogen Jumaï, the archetype of the rich Noto Toji style.
TO OFFER TO THE SPIRITS LOVER
We try here to convince the whisky fondue, the uncle specialized in rums and cigars. Before throwing in the towel and running into a Japanese whiskey or shochu, take a look at Yamasan Masamune 90. It is a powerful and rich sake, marked by cereal and woody notes. Moreover, with 18% alcohol, there's enough to get one out of his club chair.
TO OFFER THE SAKE SPECIALIST
Ha Ha... in that case, chances are we've already met at a trade show or a tasting! Challenge your travel companion with something fresh and rare, a sparkling wine that comes at just the right time in this season. Plunge back into the tanks that crackle with the sound of fermentation with a celebratory sake.
In this category, we have a jewel on hand with the house of Yamanashi Meijo and his Hoshinokagayaki.