FUJISU PREMIUM RICE VINEGAR 1.8L

Unquestionably the best rice vinegar in the world!

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Did you know that there are only 400 rice vinegar producers in Japan, and an even smaller number who still make it in a traditional way?

These producers make the nihonshu (saké) that will be used to make the vinegar themselves. They cannot under any circumstances sell their nihonshu so as not to compete with specialist producers. In the face of declining saké consumption in Japan among the younger generations, this is taken very seriously.

A third of the vinegar makers, the biggest ones, only use 40g of rice per litre of vinegar. Productivity is all important. These vinegars are tasteless, but meet the demands of industry and large retailers.
The remaining two-thirds use 120-160g of rice to produce one litre of rice vinegar.

Out of all the artisans, one of them stands out, and has been producing without question, the best rice vinegar in the world for more than four generations. It is Iio Jyozo in Miyazu, Kyoto Prefecture.
Their rice is grown at a high altitude, at least 500 meters above sea level, at the top of the mountains overlooking Miyazu. The crops are terraced (tanada) and don’t use any pesticides.
To make their Fujisu Premium rice vinegar, they use 320g of rice per litre of vinegar. Fermentation is long - at least one year and up to three years.

The vinegar takes on an amber colour and its roundness and its aromatic richness is astounding.
Production is tiny, only 230 tonnes per year, or 0.10% of the Japanese market.

The top chefs can't be wrong. This vinegar is found in the most famous Japanese kitchens.

Fujisu Premium rice vinegar is as delicate as daiginjo-shu, a high quality saké, made from rice grains bleached at 50% or less, and is rich in flavour, which the producer has taken care to keep the same for over twenty years.

The master vinegar makers of Iiojyozo are able to achieve the best flavour of rice possible thanks to their insistence on high quality ingredients and brewing methods. This vinegar adheres strictly to ancient methods of static fermentation and a long maturation period.

Thanks to this long process, Iiojyozo has made a rice vinegar with a sweet fragrance, smooth vinegar taste, and rich umami flavour. You can taste that this vinegar is not only sour but that it would work just as well as a powerful umami broth. It is the perfect complement to special dishes such as foods containing vinegar, sushi, sauces and other vinaigrettes or dressings.

  • Ingredients : brown rice
  • Packaging : glass bottle 1800 ml
  • Storage : Store away from light, heat and moisture
  • Origin : Kyoto, Japan

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Unquestionably the best rice vinegar in the world!

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