Tenryohai YK-35 Junmai Daiginjo
The most complex sake.
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The YK-35 is the most accomplished shizuku-type sake (sake made with the drip drip method). Its name refers to the sake rice variety "Yamadanishiki", the yeast "Koro" used to create the rice koji, and its polishing rate of 35%, which are guarantees of exceptional product. Time is of the essence in the manufacture of the YK-35. Intense polishing, drip drip method production and two years of ageing make this Junmai Daiginjo an exceptional product.
Characteristics : A very fruity sake, full of subtlety. Balanced and complex, it combines notes of fruit and gourmand flowers. Round and soft in the mouth, this sake exudes balance and harmony.
Our specialist's comment : A superb sake all soft and roundness
The Tenryohai Brewery
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
- Junmai Daiginjo
- SEIMAIBUAI (amount of rice left after milling)
- Ile de Sado (Niigata)
- Rice variety
- Yamada Nishiki
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- Sando (acidity)
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