Tenryohai Daiginjo Sae
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Sae is sake made from the waters of Mount Kinpoku, the mountain of the gods of Sado Island. Located off Niigata in the Sea of Japan, and once famous for its gold mines, it is still famous for its sake and colonies of Ibis, the bird that is the emblem of the island and Japan. The combination of Gohyakumangoku and Koshitanrei rice provides an elegant balance of umami, fragrance and freshness, allowing this Daiginjo sake to be served with any dish. A perfect sake to recommend or offer to novices.
Characteristics : A very fresh sake, with aromas of white fruits and plants. Complex on the nose, this sake will surprise by its freshness which leaves a clean and direct mouth, with a beautiful aromatic persistence.
Our specialist's comment : A sake very representative of Niigata rice.
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Founded in 1983, Tenryohai is an exception in the ageing world of sake producers: only 26 years old, it is currently the youngest sake house in Japan! From the master brewers to the employees, everyone is young and the house exudes liveliness. But the talent is there. Product quality is a priority, and the latest technologies are used, such as this industrial rice polishing machine: there are only 7 of them in all of Japan, and Tenryohai has the only one in Niigata Prefecture. Its interest is the polishing of rice at low temperature, which results in better quality grains. However, since the human factor is still the determining factor in the production of sake, the house manages a strict division of labour between humans and machines. The master brewers have the onerous task of "talking" to the micro-organisms responsible for the slightest variations in a sake. Every day, they listen to the "voice of sake" and make the decisions necessary to maintain the quality of the entire production.
Tenryohai is in search of the best sake, and does not hesitate to use the right tools to shake up the prejudices of the environment: computerized management, exhaustive quality control and first-rate ingredients, such as the groundwater of Mount Kinpaku, the highest mountain in Sado, which gives the house's sake its fragrance and its supple, fresh taste.
The 24-year-old Sen'ichi Kato, who took over Tenryohai in March 2018, intends to free himself from the conservatism of his predecessors, who wanted to limit himself to a regional distribution. Niigata sake blending with all dishes, Sen'ichi Kato decided to promote Tenryohai's know-how internationally.
Consume in moderation.
Alcohol should not be consumed by pregnant women.
- Tenryohai Brewery
- SEIMAIBUAI (amount of rice left after milling)
- Ile de Sado (Niigata)
- Rice variety
- Alcohol content
- Bottle size
Taste of rice
- Sando (acidity)
- Drinking temperature
- Keep in a cool place and away from light. Sake has no expiration date, but we recommend drinking it within one month of purchase to get the most out of its flavors.