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Kasumi Tsuru

Kasumi Tsuru
Kimoto Extra Dry Sake

Pair this wine with:
Fish Shellfish

Category: Kimoto Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 16%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$27

Kasumi Tsuru
Kimoto Extra Dry Sake

Pair this wine with:
Fish Shellfish

Category: Kimoto Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 16%
Bright silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of toasted nut pastry and white chocolate strawberry with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an even, captivating, medium-long finish imparting elements of tapioca and dried fruits finish. An elegant, nuanced sake that with a come hither style.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: toasted nut pastry and white chocolate strawberry
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of tapioca and dried fruits
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Catfish Pad Ped, Grilled Langoustines, Salmon Teriyaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An elegant, nuanced sake that with a come hither style.

The Producer or Importer

SakéOne Corp.

The Producer or  Importer
820 Elm St
Forest Grove, OR 97116
USA
1 800-550-7253

Their Portfolio

85 G Joy Genshu Sake 18% (Japan) $20.00.
93 G Joy Junmai Gingo Genshu Sake 18% (USA) $20.00.
BR Hakutsuru Toji-Kan Sake 15.3% (Japan) $20.00. - Bronze Medal
93 Hakutsuru Superior Junmai Ginjo Sake 14.5% (Japan) $16.00.
94 Hakutsuru Sho-Une Junmai Daiginjo Sake 15.5% (Japan) $27.00.
92 Kasumi Tsuru Kimoto Extra Dry Sake 16% (Japan) $27.00.
92 Kasumi Tsuru Yamahai Junmai Ginjo Sake 15% (Japan) $39.00.
BR Momokawa Dry Crisp Silver Junmai Ginjo Sake 14.8% (Japan) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
90 Momokawa Lightly Sweet Ruby Junmai Ginjo Sake 14.8% (Japan) $14.00.
89 Momokawa Medium Dry Diamond Junmai Ginjo Sake 14.8% (Japan) $14.00.
85 Momokawa Medium Dry Diamond Junmai Ginjo Sake 14.8% (USA) $14.00.
BR Momokawa Dry Crisp Silver Junmai Ginjo Sake 14.8% (USA) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
89 Momokawa Pearl Junmai Nigori Genshu Sake 18% (USA) $14.00.
86 Moonstone Coconut Lemongrass Nigori Sake 16.5% (Japan) $13.00.
88 Moonstone Cucumber Mint Sake 12% (USA) $13.00.
85 Murai Family Tanrei Junmai Sake 14.5% (Japan) $20.00.
94 Murai Family Daiginjo Sake 16% (Japan) $70.00.
90 SakéMoto Junmai Sake 14.7% (Japan) $10.00.
85 SakéMoto Junmai Sake 14.7% (Japan) $10.00.
85 Suisen Shuzo Kibo Sake 15.5% (Japan) $6.00.
85 Yomi Junmai Ginjo 13% (USA) $5.00.
92 Yoshinogawa Gokujo Ginjo Sake 15.5% (Japan) $30.00.
88 Yoshinogawa Gensen Karakuchi Sake 15.6% (Japan) $20.00.

Kimoto Sake

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Serve in a Stemless Wine Glass
Kimoto sake is produced using the original technique of creating the yeast starter mash. Before brewers fully understood the chemistry of creating the necessary yeast starter it was believed that the rice and koji had to be painstakingly mashed into a paste to convert starches to fermentable sugars. This process involved brewers mixing and crushing the rice and koji with long poles in a small vats for hours. The Kimoto method is very labor intensive and requires twice as much time in comparison to modern methods to complete the yeast starter. This method is still used by some breweries today, and results in a more robust, wilder and gamier sake.