Manotsuru Junmai Daiginjo Miku
Silver medal at the International Wine Challenge（IWC）2019, category "Sake". Gold medal at KURA MASTER 2017, category "Junmai Daiginjo".
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Made from Koshitanrei Sado rice polished up to 35%, Junmai Daiginjo "Manotsuru Miku" won the gold medal at the Kura Master competition held in France. This is undoubtedly due to a rice-growing technique specific to Sado, which consists of using the nutrients contained in oyster shells to enrich the irrigation water of the rice fields. On the nose, this sake stands out with a rich tropical fruit aroma and citrus acidity.
As its name suggests in Japanese, this sake evokes the arrival of the harvest through its fresh and fragrant taste, exhaling the delicate scent of rice and the sweetness of its umami. A 100% sake made from Koshitanrei rice, cultivated in accordance with the certification "agriculture conducive to the well-being of its Japanese Crested Ibis", aiming both at the reduced use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers, and at obtaining a healthy and delicious rice.
Awards : Silver medal at the International Wine Challenge（IWC）2019, category "Sake".
Gold medal at KURA MASTER 2017, category "Junmai Daiginjo".
Pairings : Poultry (chicken, duck) or grilled white fish with citrus fruits (lemon, orange) or pineapple, or meat with a fruit sauce.
Serving suggestions : A heady sake that goes perfectly with meat dishes such as duck in orange sauce. Its aroma is enhanced when served in a wine glass.
The Obata Brewery
Founded in 1892, Obata is known for its careful brewing of sake and its tireless efforts. One of the main reasons for this is that the brewers do not take the winter holidays and prefer to stay at the brewery and work early in the morning. This commitment is illustrated by the coat of arms of the Obata house, 4 lozenges in a circle representing "rice, water, men" and "the topography of Sado", as well as by its motto "4 elements for a harmonious brewing" (四宝和醸, shihôwajô). For rice, in particular, the house is in partnership with Aida Rice Farming, which practises "oyster farming": the water that irrigates the rice fields passes through filters made of oyster shells, which bring nutrients and micro-organisms to the water. This practice considerably reduces the use of chemical fertilizers and has greatly impressed French 3-star chef Christopher Coutanceau for its environmental qualities.
Obata's sake, characterised by its limpidity and the elegance of its umami, is of course recognised at home, but it is equally praised abroad, where it regularly wins medals, whether at the French Kura Master competition or the British International Wine Challenge championship. They are also among the spirits selected by Air France for First and Business Class flights.
In addition, since 2014 the company has had a second building: an abandoned school rehabilitated as a sake brewery. This brewery school has proved to be the ideal place for apprentice brewers, many of whom are now foreigners.
Rumiko Obata, 5th heiress of the Obata house, is probably the only female headmistress of a kura among the 90 sake houses in Niigata prefecture. Mrs. Obata is actively involved in promoting the island of Sado and its wealth, particularly through education on sake making.
The Toki, Japanese ibis, once populated Sado Island in large numbers. In particular with the "Toki-friendly" certification of its sake, Obata fights for the protection of this species and the island's natural environment.
Consume in moderation.
Alcohol should not be consumed by pregnant women.
- Obata Shuzo
- Junmai Daiginjo
- SEIMAIBUAI (amount of rice left after milling)
- Ile de Sado (Niigata)
- Rice variety
- Alcohol content
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- Sando (acidity)