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Momokawa Organic

Momokawa Organic
Medium Rich Junmai Ginjo Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Junmai Ginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17

Momokawa Organic
Medium Rich Junmai Ginjo Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Junmai Ginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Silvery straw color. Aromas of white strawberry, rhubarb, kiwi, and banana with a supple, soft, dryish light body and a silky, medium-length white melon, ume, and macadamia finish. Gentle fruit aromas and a plush mouthfeel; this is an assuaging Junmai Ginjo that drinks effortlessly.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: white strawberry, rhubarb, kiwi, and banana
Taste Flavor: white melon, ume, and macadamia
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Sushi, Tempura, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Gentle fruit aromas and a plush mouthfeel; this is an assuaging Junmai Ginjo that drinks effortlessly.

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.