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Echigozakura Daiginjō Teion

Echigozakura Daiginjō Teion (越後桜酒造 大吟醸 低温) is made of rice grown in Niigata and polished to 50%. It is a limited summer edition with an exquisite balance of sweet aroma and sharpness.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Niigata (新潟)
Rice type
Domestic rice (国産米)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
50%
Alcohol content
16%
SMV
+1
Acidity
1.4
Echigozakura Daiginjo Teion (越後桜酒造 大吟醸 低温)

Echigozakura Daiginjō Teion (越後桜酒造 大吟醸 低温) is made of rice grown in Niigata and polished to 50%. It is a limited summer edition with an exquisite balance of sweet aroma and sharpness. Its mellow dry flavour goes well with food and can be enjoyed hot or cold.

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About the brewery

Brewery
Echigozakura Shuzō
Name in Japanese
越後桜酒造
Address
1-7-13 Yamaguchichō, Agano, Niigata 959-2005
Phone
0250-62-2033
Website
Echigozakura Brewery is located in Agano City (阿賀野市), Niigata Prefecture. Lake Hyōko (瓢湖) in Agano is famous as a stopover site for swans on their annual migration. The brewery was founded in 1890 in the town of Mizuhara (旧水原町, nowadays Agano City) and began brewing sake under the name of Shirai Sake Brewery (白井酒造). Rice cultivation has flourished in the rich natural environment of Mount Gozu (五頭山) and the Agano River. In 2009, the 100-year-old brewery was renovated entirely and installed state-of-the-art equipment.

Echigozakura's commitment to ginjō-style brewing involves the use of a colander to ensure that the rice absorbs water evenly and the use of a seiro kettle (せいろ釜) for steaming rice to approximate the traditional Japanese kettle boiling method. The fermentation tanks - large enough to be oared by a person - are sealed with a particular shape to preserve the aroma of the daiginjō. The temperature is thoroughly controlled in 0.1°C increments from the rice soaking to the fermentation and storage of the unrefined sake.

The warehouse at the brewery is called Shiratorizō (白鳥蔵, "White Bird Warehouse"), inspired by the swans of Lake Hyoko. During the Coronavirus pandemic, the brewery offers virtual tours with VR goggles.

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Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
Teion (低温) means "low temperature" and - according to the brewery - refers to the fact that this daiginjo is brewed at around 17 degrees Celsius, the average temperature in the middle of winter in Agano, home to Echigozakura. Teion has a wonderfully fruity nose with hints of green apple, melon, strawberries, and banana; soft approach with a crisp and rich mouthfeel and a slightly earthy aroma with a sour finish.

Echigozakura Daiginjō Teion

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Category
Daiginjō
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Reviews
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Rating
4.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
〒959-2005 新潟県阿賀野市山口町1丁目7−13

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