Ama no To Heaven's Door Sake (720ML)

Junmai from Akita, Japan

$35.00 $24.99
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Item No. 92143
  • screw cap wine
  • ST91
Alcohol By Volume: 15.7%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Faint aromas of raisins and earthiness. Overall slightly dry flavor but with nice fruity essences in the recesses, supplanted by nice rice-like tones and a gentle sweetness beneath.

They have won five straight Gold Prizes in the prestigious National New Saké tasting competitions. The water which flows up from the springs here has been famous since the Edo era (1600-1868).

Learn About Ama no To Map ItMap It

In 1917, Soukou Kakizaki and a local friend started up our company, Asamai Shuzo, which today brews the sake brand Amanoto. They began with a working capital of 20,000 yen, with each share of stock priced at 500 yen. It didn' take us long to get up to speed, for between 1930 to 1934 we won four consecutive awards in national sake-tasting competitions. We were forced to stop brewing...

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Learn About Junmai

Junmai (juhn-MYE) Junmai is pure sake - no additive starch, sugar or alcohol has been added. It used to be that Junmai must have a seimai-buai of at least 70% - which means that at least 30% of the rice must have been milled away, leaving only 70% of the original rice size. Recently, laws have changed and Junmai no longer has a milling requirement. However, the amount that...

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