Manotsuru “Countless Visions” Junmai Ginjo Nigori 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 Nigori sake, which means it was unfiltered and has more rice particles; this creates a cloudy sake with a distinctive sweet taste. The label is inspired by the Sado Island Noh poet Zeami, and the name by a Bob Dylan lyric.
Grade: Junmai Ginjo (premium pure rice sake)
Nihonshu-do: -8 to -6 (sweet)
Rice: Koshitanrei & Koshiibuki
Tasting Notes: Tropical notes of starfruit and guava hit the palate with a refreshing burst of flavor; a mild herbal element comes through with juniper and sweet basil on the clean, crisp finish. Shake before serving chilled.
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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.