Full Review

Tohoku Meijo

Tohoku Meijo
Makiri Junmai Gingo Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Junmai Ginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 16%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$38

Tohoku Meijo
Makiri Junmai Gingo Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Junmai Ginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 16%
Silver color. Aromas of salty rice crackers, tangerine peel, coconut water, belgian yeast, and white plum preserve with a slightly chewy, bright, dry light body and a brisk herbs de Provence finish. A solid approachable sake for anytime sipping.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: salty rice crackers, tangerine peel, coconut water, Belgian yeast, and white plum preserve
Taste Flavor: herbs de Provence
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Sushi, Tempura, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid approachable sake for anytime sipping.

The Producer or Importer

Silkroad Wine & Spirits

The Producer or  Importer
4800 S. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90058
USA
1 323-582-6605

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.