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Sake Momokawa Oirase Junmai Ginjo

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Item details

Brewery
Momokawa Brewing Co., Ltd.
Japanese name
桃川株式会社
Sake type
Junmai Ginjō
Prefecture
Aomori (青森)
Rice type
Yamada Nishiki (山田錦)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
60%
Alcohol content
15-16%
SMV
+3
Acidity
1.4
Amino acid level
1.7
Momokawa describes its Oirase Junmai Ginjō (桃川 おいらせ流純米吟醸) as a mellow sake based on slow, low-temperature brewing and slow fermentation. It uses local rice from Aomori Prefecture and water from the Oirase River.


About the brewery:

Momokawa Brewery is located in Kamiakedo, Kamikita District, in Aomori Prefecture, between the Hachinohe and Misawa. The history of Momokawa starts at the end of the Edo period (1603-1867) when the influential Miura (三浦) family, owners of 100 koku, started to produce sake using the pure water of the Oirase River. In 1889, Murai Kuramatsu (村井倉松), a resident of Hachinohe, acquired the brewery and set up the Murai Sake Brewery, calling his sake "Momokawa". In 1944, following wartime legislation, Momokawa merged with other breweries in Shimakita and Kamikita districts, establishing Nikita Sake Brewery Co., Ltd. (二北酒造株式会社). At the end of World War II, only five of the 13 brewing facilities merged under Momokawa survived. In 1984, those four factories were split from Nikita Brewery which was renamed Momokawa Brewing Co., Ltd. (桃川株式会社), a name it has been using to the present day. The company is still in the hands of the Murai family. In 1996, Momogawa started production in Portland, Oregon, under the name Japan-America Beverage Company (JABC). Momokawa has won countless international and domestic awards and honours.

Momokawa's premier brands are Nebuta, Sugidama, and Momokawa.
Address
112 Kamiakedo, Oirase Town, Kamikita District, Aomori Prefecture 〒039-2293
Phone
0178-52-2241
Website

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Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Very clear
Intensity
Moderate
Slightly dry, full-bodied and rich. Well-balanced, goes well with rich dishes. Consume chilled or at room temperature. We had it chilled.

Item information

Category
Sake
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Reviews
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Last update
Rating
4.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
〒039-2293 青森県上北郡おいらせ町上明堂112

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