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Kamoizumi Junmai Three Dots (900ml)

ID No: 11121
Vintage:NV
Bottle Size:900 ml
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Product Description

Kamoizumi Junmai, Three dots
A wild card in the sake deck, Kamoizumi has a woodsy, forest-floor aroma of fall leaves and mushrooms. Once past the captivating first sip, a velvety smoothness, not unlike that of a vintage sherry, comes to the fore. There is a lot to explore in this big-boned and surprisingly elegant sake, which is best enjoyed warm.
First choice for duck and fois gras and pairs well with dishes using mushrooms and root vegetables. Especially delicious served warm at 105 degrees.


Rice Variety: Hiroshima Hattan, Nakate Shinsenbon
Polishing Ratio: 58%
Alcohol Percentage: 16%
Sake Meter Value: +1.0
Acidity: 1.6
Yeast Type: Setouchi 21

Winery: Kamoisumi Brewing Company

The Kamoisumi Brewing Company Brewery
From December through March, the Saijo area west of Hiroshima has an average temperature of 38 degrees Fahrenheit with low humidity. The water is mildly alkaline. The rice is good. It is one of the most favored brewing locales in the entire Japanese archipelago.

The Maekake family, who run the Kamoizumi brewery, started out as rice farmers who became landlords and then moved into "value added" areas such as rice milling and eventually sake brewing at the onset of the modern era in 1910. In 1965, Kamoizumi became one of a pioneering group
of ten breweries who committed to junmai sake production at a time when breweries all over Japan were heavy-handedly adding brewers alcohol to their vats to make as much money as possible.

In 1971, Kamoizumi introduced its first junmai label. At the time, it was the practice to filter the pressed sake through charcoal to remove impurities and attain the pure, colorless state that was the aesthetic ideal. The Kamoizumi brewers felt, however, that these "impurities" were essential characteristics of the sake itself and that to remove them entirely was to compromise the essential nature of its identity.

No brewery in Japan has taken a stronger stand for individuality than Kamoizumi. Their sake has an attitude: robust, tawny, full-flavored, yet with the smooth finish and easy drinkability that
are the hallmarks of technical mastery. Aging and blending are paramount, and when finally released, the Kamoizumi labels pair well with meat dishes and Chinese cuisine, a rarity in the sake world. For the connoisseur, their supple balance of sweetness, acidity, astringency and the elusive flavor component of "umami" is without peer.

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