Mantensai "Star Filled Sky" Junmai Ginjo Sake (Previously $28)

SKU #995999

This Junmai Ginjo, made from water, koji, pure rice, polished at least 40%, comes from the Totturi Prefecture, one of the least populated in Japan. The clean air and cold winters are conducive to good sake brewing. It shows a nose of honey, and an almost Riesling-like aroma. Soft on the palate, with a nice clean finish and good richness, with a hint of sweetness. (Keith Wollenberg, K&L Wines)

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Price: $22.99

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By: Melissa Smith |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/4/2010  | Send Email
Star Filled Sky was one of the first sakes to open my eyes to the possibilities of this beverage. A Junmai Daiginjo polished to 50%-55%, Star Filled Sky uses Yamada Nishiki & Tamakasae and the popular yeast strain #9 which results in the high fragrance, fruity yet clear and crisp characteristics. Floral, honeyed, and almost a mushroom redolent umami character come out on this one.

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