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Umetsu no Kimoto 80

junmai, kimoto, muroka, and nama-gen

A rare pre-modern sake from one of Japan’s most stubborn brewers. No yeast and lactic acid added, letting nature do its work in a slow-brew kimoto method. The rice is polished merely 20%, resulting in a deep complex taste, a strong rice aroma, and a long finish. This sake acquired its impressive staunch quality and its truffle-like aroma only three years ago, when a yeast variety took over in the brewery that was very resilient and made for an extremely long fermentation. Dry and full-body. Drink at all temperatures, but in line with the spirit of its maker, try at least once heated.

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