Half a century later, by pride, the production has been restarted. In 1989, the Matsue Chamber of Trade and Industry creates the Matsue Way Association (Matsue: Matsue Ryu no kai) for the promotion of the local specialities. The idea to re-produce some Izumo Jidenshu is launched and after some deep researches and brews tests, the production has been launched, it was sold by Yoneda Sake Brewery.
This sake is a strong kind, made from sticky rice. Unlike the traditional sake, the Izumo is brewed with very large quantities of sticky rice. To produce a strong sake, the brew stage requires twice more mix of must than a regular sake, and less half water. The brew itself requires three months, which is quite a long period. The obtained sake is as sticky as oil, it is sweet with a rich flavour of umami.
What is the umami? From its Japanese meaning, the Umami is a delicate and very nice flavour, coming form the glutamate, which is a sort of aminous acid and the ribonucleides such as the inosinate and guanylate, which are naturally in all different kind of food such as meat, fish, vegetables and dairy products. The Umami taste is subtle and gets along with other taste to enhance and complete their flavours, it is clearly recognizable when added and tmakes the dish so delicious.
The Izumo Jidenshu is a sake for cooking with a divine taste. Its qualities are remarkable whith a fish stock and its soy sauce. The addition of Izumo Jidenshu in the stock in big quantity absorbs the fish smell, and the rich Umami flavour of the sake brings a deep and delicious taste as well as a sweetness to the dish.
This high quality sake is used in Japan for cooking, in pastries, ice creams...
It is also easily used with fish, offals, casseroles, game meat and it also is a perfect match to pan fried fruits.
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