Brand: Kiminoi [keemi-noy]
Nickname: Emperor's Well
Quality: Junmai Ginjo, Yamahai
Seimai Buai: Rice milled to 55 %.
Alcohol: 15-16 % by volume
Size, BPC & UPC Code:
Producer: Kiminoi [keemi-noy] Shuzo Founded: 1842
Owned by: Tanaka Family
Location: 3-11, Shimomachi, Myokou-shi, Niigata 944-0048, JAPAN
Toji (Master Brewer): Hiroshi Hayatsu
Has been working with the brewery for more than three decades.
Ingredients & technical data
Water: On-site well water. Soft water
Yeast: Kyokai #10
No sulfites, no preservatives.
SMV: +0 Acidity: 1.4 Amino acids: -
Serving temp. : Serve chilled (53-59F/12-15C), or warmed (113-122F/ 45-50C).
Tasting note: Complex, deep, layered flavors, grainy and earthy, elegant clean finish.
Food Pairing: Roasted chicken, pork chops, tempura, charcoal-grilled seafood, mushroom risotto.
This sake is produced by a traditional time-consuming method for preparing yeast starter called gYamahaih, which gives elusive gUmamih or richness and fullness of the flavor.
This yamahai sake won a gold medal at gJoy of Sakeh (the US National Sake Appraisal) in 2006.
Kiminoi has won gold awards at Japan National Sake Competition in 2015, 07, 06, 04, 03, etc.