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Wesake

Wesake
Junmai Ginjo Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Junmai Ginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 13%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$4
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Wesake
Junmai Ginjo Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Junmai Ginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 13%
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of green melon, rice paper, and strawberry candy with a supple, crisp, dry medium body and a tingling, medium-length finish revealing notes of ripe nectarine, horchata, caramelized plantain, and cashew milk. A delightful and delicate Junmai Ginjo, perfect for sipping on its own or enjoying with lightly dressed salads and raw seafood.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: green melon, rice paper, and strawberry candy
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of ripe nectarine, horchata, caramelized plantain, and cashew milk
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Sushi, Tempura, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delightful and delicate Junmai Ginjo, perfect for sipping on its own or enjoying with lightly dressed salads and raw seafood.

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88 Wesake Junmai Ginjo Sake 13% (Japan) $4.00.

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.