The world's only sake made with 1% polished rice has arrived at Umami Mart!
The only bottle available in the Bay Area!
When we heard that there was a sake coming in from Tatenokawa Brewery in Yamagata, that uses 1% polished rice, we couldn't help ourselves and reserved one bottle. Tatenokawa produces only around 150 bottles of Zenith per year.
So what does it mean to polish rice down to 1%? Takeshi Sato, the toji (head brewer) of Tatenokawa Brewery says that it takes 75 days to mill Dewasansan sake rice down to this single digit seimaibuai (rice polishing ratio).
In general, the more the rice is polished, the lighter and delicate the resulting sake. So it makes sense that this sake is ethereal and graceful – unlike any other sake out there. It has a hint of jasmine flower on the nose and a slight round sweetness on the palate. Sato describes this sake to have "no impurities." Despite it being airy, and light, it maintains a structure and roundness that can be paired with rich dishes like beef carpaccio or seared red snapper.
- Junmai daiginjo
- Seimaibuai (rice kernel remaining): Dewasansan 1%
- Limited (only 150 bottles produced)
- Brewed in Yamagata, Japan
- 24 fl oz (720ml)
- 15% ALC/VOL
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