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Murai Family Nigori Genshu Sake (720ML)

Junmai from Japan
      19.9% ABV
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      3.9 12 Ratings
        19.9% ABV

        Winemaker Notes

        Rich, creamy and boldly layered with dynamic flavors of coconut, anise, cream and earthy sweetness. This Nigori takes you back in time, before modernization brought filtration to saké brewers, before dilution reduced a brews strength and before a constant drive to purity removed all the rich depth of saké in favor of light and crispness. This is antique saké and the finest example of its kind.

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        Murai Family, Japan
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        Eight straight years of Gold Medals from the U.S. National Saké Appraisals, combined with multiple awards in Japan, stands as a measure of quality and high expectations in this saké.

        Murai Family Tanrei Junmai provides a classic style and flavor profile that pairs easily with traditional Japanese fare including sushi and light profile Izakaya flavors like Agedashi Tofu.

        Provide your saké enthusiasts and explorers with the experience of Murai Family, their traditions, craftsmanship and brewing excellence.

        The introduction of the waterwheel in the 17th century, which eliminated the need for the manual polishing of rice grains, allowed Japan to begin producing saké at an industrial level for its greater population. Today Japan remains at the cutting edge of technology in its brewing practices. However, the traditional methods of handcrafted, artisanal saké remain alive in smaller and often family-owned breweries. Many of these showcase local ingredients and focus on microclimates to make what is known as ‘jizake,’ or regional saké.

        Sake with the lowest milling requirement at no less than 30% milled, so that 70% of each rice grain remains, is simply called Junmai. It is made of water, koji mold, yeast and rice. The categories of saké are established not by rice variety, but by their polishing or milling percentages. Junmai is also brewed in the absence of added alcohol. Some brewers, in search of other flavors, aromas and textures, will add a small amount of distilled alcohol during the brewing process. But the alcohol in any saké labeled Junmai will come purely from fermentation.

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