IWA 5, Assemblage 3 Junmai Daiginjo
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IWA 5, Assemblage 3 Junmai Daiginjo

Item # 49098

Taking its name from its location in Shiraiwa, this region is renowned for its pristine snowmelt water. This assemblage-style junmai daiginjo is made by former Chef de Cave at Dom Pérignon Richard Geoffroy. A blend of no less than 20 different sakes, including reserves from previous years, this rich and complex sake will age gracefully over the next decade. Pair with raw scallops in yuzu vinaigrette.

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What does one do after 28 illustrious years as chef de cave at Dom Perignon? Retire to the South of France and sip rose in a chaise? Not if you're Richard Geoffroy. Instead you move to Japan and create an extraordinary sake. Geoffroy had been travelling to Japan for years, and fell in love with the food and culture. Over time an idea took shape: to create the finest sake possible using the ideas behind Champagne. His experimentation focused on blending to achieve balance and complexity. His 3rd bottling is a blend of more than 20 different sakes with different rice varieties, terroirs, yeast strains and reserves from different years. It's intense & rich yet bright & elegant, with a beguiling mix of vegetal, floral, white pepper and umami notes.Pairs well with many types of cuisine, not just Japanese, not unlike a certain Champagne.


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