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Hakutsuru

Hakutsuru
Superior Junmai Ginjo Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Fish

Category: Junmai Ginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 14.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$16
Best Buy
2017 Best Junmai Ginjo Sake

Hakutsuru
Superior Junmai Ginjo Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Fish

Category: Junmai Ginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 14.5%
Silvery straw color. Fruity aromas of pineapple and papaya in cream, green apple, and cashew nougat with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium body and a seamless, engaging, breezy fruit salad, banana, and pickled melon rind finish. A wonderfully bright and appetizing Junmai ginjo sake.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: pineapple and papaya in cream, green apple, and cashew nougat
Taste Flavor: fruit salad, banana, and pickled melon rind
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Smoked Salmon, Roast Chicken With A Peach Glaze, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A wonderfully bright and appetizing Junmai ginjo sake.

The Producer or Importer

SakéOne Corp.

The Producer or  Importer
820 Elm St
Forest Grove, OR 97116
USA
1 800-550-7253

Junmai Ginjo Sake

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Serve in a Stemless Wine Glass
A junmai ginjo sake is a very particular type of sake. Junmai refers to a sake that is a pure rice wine, one that does not have any distilled alcohol added. Ginjo refers to the fact that at least 40% of the rice polished away during the brewing process. This process for a ginjo sake is done at lower temperatures, which takes longer, but produces a sake that is light and fragrant with greater complexity.

A junmai ginjo sake is considered a "super premium" sake, which represents less than 10% of all sake. Along with traditional foods paired with sake, such as sushi or Asian cuisine, a junmai ginko sake also marries well with roast turkey or even leg of lamb.