Manotsuru Crane Junmai 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: The red crane is a symbol of good luck.
Grade: Junmai Ginjo (premium pure rice sake)
Nihonshu-do: -8 to -6 (sweet)
Seimaibuai: 55% (45% of the rice milled away)
Rice: Koshitanrei & Koshiibuki
Tasting Notes: A clean and elegant sake with wonderful notes of stone fruit, pistachios, and white chocolate. A great all-around sake.
Best Buy & 90 Beverage Testing Institute
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.