Mukune Root of Innocence Sake (720ML)

Junmai-Ginjo from Osaka, Japan

Price: $44.99
Item No. 92147
  • ST88

Winemaker's Notes

Mellow and dry profile in which the flavor and the finish meld together, with plenty of the richness of the rice evident.

Yasutaka Daimon is the sixth-generation director of the family brewery. His kura (saké brewery) is blessed with a natural spring providing water which is rich in minerals and pure enough to be used in the production of excellent saké.

Learn About Mukune

Daimon Shuzo, founded in 1826, is located at the foot of the scenic Ikoma mountain range in Katano City (near Osaka). Katano occupies a well-known spot in Japanese history. During the Heian era (over 1000 years ago), the aristocracy of Western Japan flocked to Katano to enjoy the very beautiful scenery that abounded there including lovely cherry blossoms in the spring and the...

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Learn About Junmai-Ginjo

Junmai-Ginjo

Junmai-Ginjo is one step higher than the Junmai classification. The rice must have a suimai-buai of at least 60%, meaning at least 40% of the original rice has been milled off, leaving more pure starch for the saké. Ginjo also includes more attention to the brewing process, with lower temperatures used for fermentation and the use of hand pressing. The resultant saké is in turn more light and delicate than Junmai, but also more complex, layered and fragrant.

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