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SOTO

SOTO
Premium Junmai Sake

Category: Junmai Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 14%
91 Points
Exceptional
$5.99

SOTO
Premium Junmai Sake

Category: Junmai Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 14%
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas of dates and marinated mushrooms with a supple, vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length carob, caramelized vegetables, and hints of berries finish. A rich and savory Sake with dark undertones; excellent pairing for grilled seafood and fermented foods.

Tasting Info

Sake Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Crisp & Lively
Taste Flavor: carob, caramelized vegetables, and hints of berries
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and savory Sake with dark undertones; excellent pairing for grilled seafood and fermented foods.

The Producer or Importer

Soto Sake

The Producer or  Importer
901 Pennsylvania Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
USA
1 305-781-3906

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Junmai Sake

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Serve in a Stemless Wine Glass
Junmai literally translates into “pure rice”. This is the older, more traditional method of brewing sake. Junmai saké can only contain four ingredients: rice, water, yeast and koji with no added alcohol. Junmai sakés will be richer and fuller bodied than the other major type, Honjozo saké. Until recently, at least a 30% rice polish (70% remaining) was required for this definition, but that has now been eliminated.

These are generally dry to off-dry and pair well with sushi, fusion cuisine or even seafood risotto.