Country : Japan
Region : Yamagata Prefecture
Style : Daiginjo
Rice : Yamadanishiki
Polish : 48%
Volume : 720 ml
Alcohol : 16.0%
SMV : +4
Dewazakura Sake Brewery was founded in 1892 by Seijiro Nakano, whose head family owned Kuma Masamune Sake Brewery. Since then, they have been producing sake by hand in their local town, Tendo city in the Yamagata Prefecture. Situated in the Yamagata Basin and surrounded by high mountains, Tendo City is hot in summer, often exceeding 35 degrees Celsius, and in the winter can receive considerable snowfall, often exceeding one meter in depth. These natural features, including the climate, have made the region a major production center of rice, fruits and other products. Using the great rice quality produced in the region, the brewery has been meticulously making sake by hand to ensure precision, resulting in brewing small quantities, high-quality sake.
In 1980, they released their signature product "Oka Ginjo", during a time when the word "Ginjo" was not commercially used in general and the style of sake was mainly made only for competition. However, Dewazakura wanted everyone to enjoy the finest quality of Ginjo, so they decided to market Ginjo for at affordable price to the public. Oka Ginjo was successfully well received, triggering the so-called "Ginjo boom". They are proud of being one of the pioneers to spread and share the passion of the Ginjo style sake.
Since releasing the Oka Ginjo, the brewery develops the mission and determination to spread Ginjo style sakes all over the world, therefore they started exporting their finest sake in 1997. Now, they export to over 25 countries, spreading the joy of drinking Ginjo to people in many parts of the world. They are trying to make "Ginjo" a familiar word worldwide through the export of Ginjo, which we believe constitutes a valuable part of Japanese culture, and will continue making high quality craft sake to people all over the world.
It is a premium sake brewed with one of the most well-known sake rice, "Yamada Nishiki". The undiluted sake was aged at ice temperature (-5 ° C) in the ice temperature storage "Shumingura" to further bring out its well-rounded taste. Enjoy its gorgeous scent and deep taste that is typical of Yamada Nishiki rice.
Fruity notes of melon, stone fruit, nectarine, strawberry and ripe fruit. The palate is very smooth and clean. Medium body and intensity, and also has a nice lingering Ginjo finish.Food Pairing:
Pairs well with soft cheese like burrata, salad, carpaccio and sashimi.