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Momokawa Nigori Genshu

Momokawa Nigori Genshu is an undiluted sake with a rich moromi flavour and an outstanding balance of acidity and sweetness.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Aomori (青森)
Rice type
Domestic rice (国産米)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
n/a
Alcohol content
20%
SMV
-23
Acidity
2.0
Momokawa Nigori Genshu (桃川 にごり原酒)

Momokawa Nigori Genshu (桃川 にごり原酒) is an undiluted sake with a rich moromi flavour and an outstanding balance of acidity and sweetness.

A traditional nigori sake that seems to hark back to the good old days. The unique filtration process gives the sake a delicate and pleasant taste. It has the sweetness characteristic of nigori sake, yet is refreshing, and has a handmade flavour, brewed with Oirase mountain stream underground water.

Sake is filtered at the end of fermentation and becomes sake lees and sake, but nigori sake, also known as doburoku, is made after rough processing. Nigori sake contains a large amount of yeast and many of its nutrients.

Awards:

  • Kura Master 2018 Nigorizake Category Gold Award
  • International Wine Challenge 2022 Regular Sake Category Bronze Award

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About the brewery

Brewery
Momokawa Brewery
Name in Japanese
桃川株式会社
Address
112 Kamiakedo, Oirase, Kamikita, Aomori Prefecture 〒039-2293
Phone
0178-52-2241
Website
Online store
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Momokawa Brewery is located between the Hachinohe and Misawa in Kamiakedo, Kamikita District, in Aomori Prefecture. 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, began 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 Japan-America Beverage Company (JABC). Momokawa has won countless international and domestic awards and honours.

Momokawa's premier brands are Nebuta, Sugidama, and Momokawa. The brewery changed the Chinese character 百 (momo, "one hundred") to 桃 (momo, "peach").

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Colour / hue
Other
Clarity
Very cloudy
Sweet, lactic nose with notes of custard and caramel. Creamy and silky, with a veritable tsunami of sweetness, wrapped in delicate bitterness and plenty of acidity. Slightly effervescent with a peppery finish.

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sake information

Category
Nigorizake
Added by
JREF
Views
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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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