The brainchild of young director Ryuya Abe, this Tokubetsu Junmai is brewed from Dewa Sansan rice grown in Yamagata Prefecture, hence its banana and melon flavours.
Good to know: registered in 1997, Dewa Sansan sake rice was born out of Yamagata Prefecture’s desire to have a local sake rice and no longer have to rely on production from neighbouring prefectures. It has excellent resistance to cold and produces sakes with fruity flavours, a pleasant sweetness and many nuances, leaving the brewmaster plenty of room for manoeuvre.
An ideal sake to accompany lasagne, oden, gratins, salmon en papillote or even yellowtail with daikon radish.
Tasted at around 10°C, this sake offers sweetness, elegance in the aroma, supple acidity and of course the sweetness of rice. As the temperature rises, the flavour of the rice develops and the finish spreads gently across the palate.
About the Oujiman Brewery
When Ryuya Abe became a full-time employee of Tate-no-Kawa, he was given carte blanche and three years to take over the ailing sister brewery Oujiman. At 26, the young man decided to try as many options as possible, combining the enthusiasm of his youth with the experience of the existing brewmaster. The duo soon surrounded themselves with new young people from other professional fields, and this is how this heterogeneous team, driven by the demand for a unique taste and uncompromising quality, has succeeded for several years in fulfilling its ambitious mission!