Manotsuru Bulzai Ginjo Sake
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Eco-friendly farming.
- Brewing of Manotsuru is mainly done by hand.
- Premium sake from the Niigata prefecture – considered by many to be the best place in the world to find high quality sake.
Varietal Composition: 100% Rice Sake
Elaboration: This is a Nama-chozo sake, which means it is left un-pasteurized until the bottling stage.
Grade: Ginjo (premium quality sake)
Nihonshu-do: +4 to +6 (dry)
Seimaibuai: 55% (45% of the rice milled away)
Tasting Notes: There is zestiness to the mouthfeel. Refreshing aromas of bananas and tropical fruit. The finish offers hints of licorice and white pepper over stone-driven mineral notes. Best served chilled.
Best Buy & 92 World Sake Challenge
Obata Shuzo has been hand-making boutique premium sake since its founding in 1892, using pure, soft groundwater and world-famous sake rice. The kura is still owned and managed by the Obata family (Rumiko Obata). The toji (master brewer) is the acclaimed Kenya Kudo. The brewery has received multiple Gold Medals at the National New Sake Competition and the International Wine Challenge.