At a Glance
  • Umami laden sake due to aging 3 years in tank before bottling and the use of a higher prercentage of Koji rice.
  • That umami is counter balanced with mineral rich water and a higher milling rate that give this sake lightness.
  • This sake is a great candidate for trying at various temperatures to bring out different aspects of its complexity.

The Tottori Prefecture where they are located is one of the least populated regions of Japan--mountains, oceans and wooded areas vie for space with people in the minority. The clean air and the cold winters make it ideal for Sake brewing.

Mantensei - Star-Filled Sky
Quality Grade: Junmai Ginjo (at least 40% of rice grain polished away)
Seimaibuai: 50% (50% of rice grain polished away)
Rice: Yamada Nishiki & Tamakasae
Yeast: #9
Nihonshu-do: +3
Alcohol: 15.5%
Acidity: 1.4

Tasting Notes: Soft, honey-laced nose with just a tad of fruitiness. Dry overall, but with a sweet element creeping out of the background. Good richness and overall balance in a slightly dry profile. Brewery Name: Suwa Shuzo (founded in 1859). Brewery Location: Tottori Prefecture Toji (Master Brewer): Kentaro Oka

Awards: Gold Award--2002 U.S. National Sake Competition

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