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Momokawa

Momokawa
Dry Crisp Silver Junmai Ginjo Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish

Category: Junmai Ginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 14.8%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$14

Momokawa
Dry Crisp Silver Junmai Ginjo Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish

Category: Junmai Ginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 14.8%
Clear silver color. Aromas of almond cookie, banana-pepper relish, crayon, and hair with a light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk honeyed cashews, lemon spritzed melon, keffir, and peppered grape leaves finish. A snappy, peppery sake for spicy sushi.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: almond cookie, banana-pepper relish, crayon, and hair
Taste Flavor: honeyed cashews, lemon spritzed melon, keffir, and peppered grape leaves
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Spicy Tuna Roll, Duck Paté, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A snappy, peppery sake for spicy sushi.

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.