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Kasumi Tsuru

Kasumi Tsuru
Yamahai Junmai Ginjo Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Shellfish

Category: Junmai Ginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 15%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$39

Kasumi Tsuru
Yamahai Junmai Ginjo Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Shellfish

Category: Junmai Ginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 15%
Pale white gold color. Complex, earthy aromas and flavors of bison grass, honeyed corn bread, green pineapple, banana and papaya, and floral talc and pomade with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a silky, delightful, long finish imparting nuances of spiced pear, almond cookie, and pineapples and kiwis in sweet cream finish. A delicious, appetizing sake with great flavor and poise.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: bison grass, honeyed corn bread, green pineapple, banana and papaya, and floral talc and pomade
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of spiced pear, almond cookie, and pineapples and kiwis in sweet cream
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Sautéed Fresh Chilean Sea Bass, Sautéed Bay Scallops With A Beurre Blanc Sauce, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious, appetizing sake with great flavor and poise.

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.