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Higashiyama Konteki Tokubetsu Junmai

Higashiyama Konteki Tokubetsu Junmai (東山酒造 特別純米酒 坤滴) is made of Yamadanishiki milled to 60% and has a rich and aromatic taste.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Kyōto (京都)
Rice type
Yamada Nishiki (山田錦)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
60%
Alcohol content
16%
SMV
±0
Acidity
1.4
Amino acid level
1.4
Higashiyama Konteki Tokubetsu Junmai (東山酒造 特別純米酒 坤滴)

Higashiyama's Konteki Tokubetsu Junmai (東山酒造 特別純米酒 坤滴) is made of Yamadanishiki milled to 60%. For Konteki, the brewery uses specially cultivated Yamadanishiki rice from Tanaka Masayasu (田中正保) in Tottori Prefecture, resulting in a rich and aromatic taste. Konteki (坤滴) is the flagship brand of Higashiyama Shuzō.


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Higashiyama Sake Brewery (東山酒造有限会社)

About the brewery

Brewery
Higashiyama Shuzō
Name in Japanese
東山酒造
Address
223 Shioyamachi, Fushimi, Kyōto 612-8046
Phone
075-604-1880
Website
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Higashiyama Shuzō is located in the south of Kyōto. The master brewer Hosaka Yasuo (保坂康夫) is a Nanbu tōji (one of the three primary Japanese sake schools). He has more than forty years of experience making sake; he and his team respect the traditional style of sake brewing. The brewery produces four brands: Konteki (坤滴), Rosanjin (魯山人), Rikugen (六玄), and Rakuden (洛伝). Holistically, they all taste very classical and authentic.

Each rice variety has its characteristic flavour, and Higashiyama Shuzō tries to bring that out in their products: Konteki uses specially cultivated Yamadanishiki rice from Tottori Prefecture for Konteki, Rosanjin uses Iwai rice from Kyōto Prefecture for Rosanjin. Those distinctions help establish the differences among the brands. As the brewery filters its sake gently to maintain the original sake flavour, it is not transparent but light amber.

Thanks to its pure spring water called Fushimizu, Fushimi is a famous region for sake brewing. Fushimizu springs from the same water source as the famous Fushimi no Gokōsui (伏見の御香水), selected as the best of the 100 water sources in Japan. It is medium hard water, containing a well-balanced amount of potassium and calcium, which allows for sake fermentation at low temperatures. Eighty per cent of sake is water, so Fushimizu is an essential ingredient for Higashiyama Shuzō's sake.

Latest reviews

Colour / hue
Gold
Clarity
Clear
One of our favourite Tokubetsu Junmai, simply delectable: it has a light yellow colour and a herbal, aromatic nose; rich, medium dry with strong umami and notes of koji and fungi. Spicy and crisp finish. On the second day, we enjoyed it with sashimi, an outstanding pairing. Serve slightly chilled or at room temperature.

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Category
Tokubetsu Junmai
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Reviews
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Rating
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Location
〒612-8046 京都府京都市伏見区塩屋町223

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