Rice brand:Gohyakuman-goku Polished rate:60% Serving temperature:cold to heated (45℃)
This is regarded almost as a synonym for the best Junmai type sake made using the Yamahai-jikomi method in Japan.It is a distinct purely-rice sake with a good balance of typically traditional full flavor and acidity. The golden color of this sake delights the eye as well.
Japanese dish:meat,grilled fish,nabe pot dish Feature:Unique flavor of Yamahai-Junmai-shu synergistically brings out of the taste of dishes. Other than Japanese dishes:Chinese dishes,meat dishes
Feature:This sake is very acidic and complements various dishes.
Shata Shuzo Co.,Ltd.
60-1 Bomaru,Hakusan,Ishikawa, Japan 924-0823
Yamahai Junmai Daiginjo
Serving temperature:cold to room temperature
Yamadanishiki,the sake rice most suitable to brew Ginjo type sake is polished carefully at our brewery and is brewed by very experienced sake
masters using pure cold subsoil water.It gives a delicate aroma of Ginjo
and a taste of high quality rice. You could feel pleasantly tipsy with this sake.
Japanese dishes:Sashimi and most other Japanese dishes
Feature:Rich taste and modest acidity matches meals
Other than Japanese dishes:Seafood
Feature:It complements the taste of seafood
Tengumai is made by hand,by using the sake
master's sense. Shata Shuzo uses a method which is very rare today in Japn,called "Yamahai-jikomi"(one of the methods to culture yeast). With this unique method that accompanies the lactic fermentation,a very rich taste is created.It gives a long-lasting acidic and dry taste.It gives a very unique taste compared to other Japanese sake brands,and matches perfectly with meals.
History of Tengumai
Shata Shuzo was founded in 1823 late in the Edo Period. The present head of the family is the seventh since the time of foundation. When it was founded,it was surrounded by dense forest,and it looked as if Tengu,an uncanny creature in Japanese folklore seen as a guardian of mountains,was living in the forest.
The name"Tengumai"(dancing Tengu)comes from the idea that even a mysterious Tengu would feel like dancing after drinking this sake.
Ever since then,the Shata family has continued to make this sake in the beautiful countryside.
Our brewery is located in Ishikawa Prefecture,the prefecture of traditions and culture,in central Japan facing the Sea of Japan. It boasts of one of the greatest local dishes in Japan,
prepared with fresh and rich fish from the Sea of Japan as well as with abundant vegetables from the mountains.
The taste of Tengumai complements these rich dishes.