Tatenokawa “Dakuryu” Junmai Daiginjo Nigori (Nama-zake)

Tasting summary for September 9, 2018

Brewery: Tatenokawa Inc. http://www.tatenokawa.jp/menu-en.html
Address : 27 Aza Shimizuda, Yamadate, Sakata-Shi, Yamagata, Japan. 999-6724
Category: Junmai Daiginjo, Nigori, Nama
Alcohol : 16.5%
Rice Variety: Yamada Nishiki
Polishing Ratio : 50%
SMV : +2.0
Acidity : 1.5
Features : This soft nigori pours like light white snow.   Since the sake is unpasteurised, it has a fresh and expressive taste.  The bold and exquisite flavours come from the “King of sake rice”, Yamada Nishiki. This sake is in the ultra premium class of Junmai Daiginjo,  which was chosen by ANA International in 2014 to serve the First Class and Business Class passengers.  Best to drink without food.  Food pairing: sushi and sashimi.

Founded in 1832, Tatenokawa Inc has a long history in sake brewing.  It is the first company in Yamagata Prefecture to brew exclusively Junmai Daiginjo class sake.  The company’s high quality products have won more than 20 awards in sake competitions since 2001.  80% of the sake rice used are cultivated by contract farmers (they grow the two local sake rice varieties: Miyama-Nishiki and Dewa-Sansan). Tatenokawa uses its own facilities to polish rice.  The rice polishing ratio can be as low as 18%!  In 2012, the annual sake production of Tatenokawa Inc. reached 80,000 bin (144,000 litres).

Price@LCBO: Not available in the LCBO stores.

Imported by Ozawa Canada Inc. (Ontario)

Tasting Notes : Adventurous Eaters/Drinkers at Ki



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