Kiminoi "Emperor's Well"

 A prototypical Yamahai nose filled with earthy, gritty, ricey, shroomy, grainy elements with a waft of creme brulee. And yes the flavor matches the aroma as this deep and layered sake has a gamey attitude that is full and robust. Look for flavors such as rice and grains that blend into a gentle earthiness with a vein of vanilla. A Ginjo that tastes like rice - how novel! Velvety, gutsy, and complex this brew is bold and yet subdued. More richness comes out at room temp and so does a peek-a-boo view of marshmallow.

Quantity:

Brewery

Kiminoi Shuzo

Sake Type

Junmai Ginjo

Bottle Size

720ml

Founded

1842

Prefecture

Niigata

One Word to Describe This Sake Brew

Gamey

Food Pairings

A game griller special--Grilled Fish, Light Pasta, Shellfish, Grilled Meats, BBQ & Skewers, Fried or Salty Dishes, Deep Pastas, Stews & Soups, Fare with Heavy Sauces, Game and Fowl, Salads, Grilled and Steamed Veggies, Tofu and Soba, Turkey, Ham and Game, Stuffing and Gravy, Fried and Mashed Potatoes, Hamburgers, Pizza, Sandwiches

Taste Profile

WINE: Deep Dark Reds;
BEER: Stouts;

Ingredients

RICE: Gohyakumangoku
WATER: On-site well water. Soft water;
YEAST: Kyokai #10; (No sulfites, no preservatives)

Seimaibuai

(amount of rice left after milling): 58%

Alcohol Content

15-16%

Sake Meter Value

+2 (the lower the sweeter, the higher the drier)

Sweet or Dry

Semi-dry

Body

Full

Acidity

1.6

Serving Temp

Chilled, Slightly Warmed

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