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Joto

Joto
Daiginjo Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Honjozo Daiginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 16%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$49.99

Joto
Daiginjo Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Honjozo Daiginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 16%
Emerald straw color. Aromas of honeydew melon, ripe mango, and strawberry with an crisp, light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length meringue and mango mochi finish. A fruity, silky sake that is a pleasure to drink.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: honeydew melon, ripe mango, and strawberry
Taste Flavor: meringue and mango mochi
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Sushi, Tempura, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity, silky sake that is a pleasure to drink.

The Producer or Importer or Other

Kobrand Corporation

The Producer or  Importer or  Other
1 Manhattanville Road 4th Floor
Purchase, NY 10577
USA
1 914-253-7700

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Honjozo Daiginjo Sake

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Serve in a Stemless Wine Glass
Honjozo Daiginjo sake has at least 50% of rice polished away with a small amount of distilled alcohol added. These are elegant and ethereal sakes with refined, nuanced aromas and flavors including anise, melon and exotic tropical fruits and flowers. Pair with the finest sushi, seafood, vegetarian dishes, or enjoy as a superb aperitif.

During WWII, as a result of significant rice shortages, the government allowed saké brewers to supplement their saké with an additional amount of brewer’s alcohol. While this was initially a cost control measure, the brewer’s found that the added alcohol extracted more aromatics and flavor from the saké mash. The Honjozo style makes for a somewhat lighter style of saké. Honjozo saké is much more prevalent in Japan today, while Junmai saké is more common in U.S. markets. A point of clarification: whichever style is used the overall alcohol content of the end product will be the same, typically 14-16%. Much like wine, these are the New World and Old World styles of saké. When looking at bottles of saké at your local retail store, Junmai saké will always state that on the label. When the word Junmai doesn’t appear on the label the saké it’s generally a Honjozo.

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