Class: Junmai Daiginjo
Rice: 100% Yamada Nishiki
Rice-Polishing Ratio: 50%
Brewery Location: Ishikawa
Food Pairings: Oysters on the Half-Shell, Steamed Flounder with Ginger and Chives, Ikura (Salmon Roe)
Tasting Notes: This fresh and juicy and umami-rich Junmai Daiginjo is vibrantly textured, fruity and balanced.
Brewery: Shata Brewery
Profile: Shata (aka. “Many (water) Wheels”) Shuzo was established by Shata Tauemon in 1823 in the shadow of one of Japan's largest volcanic mountains: Mt. Haku. Shata-san was so impressed by all the delicious sake he tasted during a long trip and he started a brewery of his own to make equally tasty sake in his hometown of Hakusan in Ishikawa Prefecture. Back then, the brewery was surrounded by a luxuriant forest where rustling leaves reminded him of dancing Tengu (aka. “a long-nosed goblin of Japanese folklore”) which inspired the name Tengumai (aka. “Tengu dance”). With the blessing of Mt. Haku’s naturally filtered water Shata Shuzo brews exquisite sake.
MTC Sake is the Japanese Beverage branch of New York Mutual Trading Company.