Matsumoto Shuzo – Shuhari

Country: Japan

Colour / Style: Sake

Featured in: Series 2

Featured in: Episode 2

Shuhari is Matsumoto’s most famous sake, made in a Junmai style, but Hidehiko Matsumoto focuses on provenance and expression rather than legal definitions of style. It starts light and almost frothy on the palate, with floral and light citrus notes. But grows and develops into a richer, deeper, more savoury drink as it lingers on the palate. Tuna, salmon and lightly grilled beef are perfect matches.