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Momokawa

Momokawa
Medium Dry Diamond Junmai Ginjo Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Vegetables

Category: Junmai Ginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 14.8%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14
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Momokawa
Medium Dry Diamond Junmai Ginjo Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Vegetables

Category: Junmai Ginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 14.8%
Light silver color. Interesting aromas and flavors of ironed linen, floral tropical fruits, tamarind and edamame, and molded wax or plastic toy with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, appealing, cheery finish displaying elements of taro root pudding, melon, coconut rice cake, and mushroom finish. A dry, understated sake that will shine at the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: ironed linen, floral tropical fruits, tamarind and edamame, and molded wax or plastic toy
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of taro root pudding, melon, coconut rice cake, and mushroom
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Mushroom Quiche, Grilled Fruit Salad, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry, understated sake that will shine at the table.

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.