Full Review

Joto

Joto
Junmai Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Vegetables

Category: Junmai Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 15%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$22.99

Joto
Junmai Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Vegetables

Category: Junmai Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 15%
Silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of tapioca, peach jam, cashew brittle, and papaya and paw paw with a round, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a sleek, medium-long finish manifesting notes of apple custard tart, candied yams, pepper, and blue raspberry finish. A juicy, fruity, easy-drinking junmai with pleasing warmth.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: tapioca, peach jam, cashew brittle, and papaya and paw paw
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of apple custard tart, candied yams, pepper, and blue raspberry
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own, with food and in cocktails
Recipes Pairing: Butter Chicken, Potato Leek Soup, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy, fruity, easy-drinking junmai with pleasing warmth.

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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Junmai Sake

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Serve in a Stemless Wine Glass
Junmai literally translates into “pure rice”. This is the older, more traditional method of brewing sake. Junmai saké can only contain four ingredients: rice, water, yeast and koji with no added alcohol. Junmai sakés will be richer and fuller bodied than the other major type, Honjozo saké. Until recently, at least a 30% rice polish (70% remaining) was required for this definition, but that has now been eliminated.

These are generally dry to off-dry and pair well with sushi, fusion cuisine or even seafood risotto.