SakeOne Y Sake Nigori Daiginjo - Snow

Junmai from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Item No. 40551

Winemaker's Notes

The best Japanese sake tradition personifies nature. The Y Snow brings you to a place where clouds meet the earth, flakes speckle cedar, and water flows, sinewy and transparent, over polished grey rocks.

The Snow, in a word, is luscious. Its natural tropical fruit aromas derived from the painstaking koji process (turning of starch in each highly polished grain of rice into sugars) and the multiple parallel fermentation of daiginjo sake making is left totally unfettered - rough filtered so that the wine caresses the palate with its medium sweet, creamy texture and sensuous, wall-to-wall flavors. Gently powerful.

Food Matches: Robust ribs in sweet-spicy marinades; coconut laced curries; chicken-everybody-likes (tandoori, chile, achiote, jerk, McNuggets); fondue and ponzu, jambalaya and etoufee, chocolate and tapioca… anything fun!

Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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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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