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      All about daiginjo

      What is daiginjo?

      Daiginjo sake is a premium sake that is generally the most prized offering of a brewery. Daiginjo translates to "big ginjo'” in Japanese. Made with rice like other sake wine types, brewers mill the rice to at least 50% to make daiginjo. This means that brewers polish out the external layer of rice to at least 50% during processing. They brew daiginjo sakes in smaller units than ginjos and junmais to regulate the fermentation speed and temperature. Making the koji mold used to make daiginjo occurs in a separate room, so it's of the best quality.

      Pressing process of daiginjo

      People generally consider the polishing percentage of rice when choosing a sake. But there is another important characteristic as well. The pressing of rice (also called shibori) is an important aspect while checking the quality of sake liquor. After fermentation, the rice looks like porridge. Generally, they'll press this porridge in an assakuki. It's an aggressive method and yields more sake. There's another method called funashibori, which is more delicate. This yields less sake, but the result is high in quality. A third method called shizuku doesn't use pressing at all and collects the drops that flow freely. It's the highest quality sake-making method.

      How to drink

      Junmai daiginjo is the best offering from sake makers. Complex and fragrant, junmai ginjo pairs with seafood and shellfish. Daiginjo sake has a fruity aroma and goes well with light and simple dishes. It's light in taste and has a quick finish, so try to avoid oily or rich foods with this sake. It pairs with sushi and sashimi. If you're into Chinese dishes, pair it with steamed fish. Since daiginjo sake is dry and light, it's best to avoid highly flavored or overpowering foods with it.

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