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Manotsuru Daiginjō

A gorgeous, fresh and light daiginjō with a hint of Niigata's "tanrei dryness".
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Niigata (新潟)
Rice type
Gohyakumangoku (五百万石)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
50%
Alcohol content
15%
SMV
+4 ~ +5
Acidity
1.1~1.3
Amino acid level
0.8~1.0
Manotsuru Daiginjō (真野鶴 大吟醸)

The brewery describes the Manotsuru Daiginjō (真野鶴 大吟醸) as a gorgeous, fresh and light daiginjō with a hint of Niigata's "tanrei dryness"; light, refreshing, and "popular with women who don't usually drink sake".

Manotsuru Daiginjō has a fruity aroma, a light and refreshing taste, and a mild finish. It is made of Niigata's gohyakumangoku rice and has the typically light and dry taste of Niigata sake. It has a refreshing apple aroma and a light mouthfeel, and it is recommended to serve it slightly chilled with appetisers. If chilled too much, the aroma will be lost. It is best served in a thin bowl or a white wine glass.


Manotsuru Daiginjō (真野鶴 大吟醸) Manotsuru Daiginjō (真野鶴 大吟醸)

About the brewery

Brewery
Obata Shuzō
Name in Japanese
尾畑酒造(株)
Address
449, Manoshinmachi, Sado City, Niigata 952-0318
Phone
0259-553-171
Website
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Obata Shuzō was founded by Obata Yosozaku in 1885 on the island of Sado off the coast of Niigata. With its world-famous rice and pure, soft groundwater, Sado is ideal for sake production. The kura is still owned and managed by the Obata family. The tōji (master brewer) is Kudō Kenya (工藤賢也), born in 1971, who apprenticed under Maho Matsui, another famed tōji. For more than ten decades, Obata Shuzō's brewers have spent the whole brewing season in winter at the brewery to take care of sake throughout the day and brew traditionally handcrafted sake.

Since 2009, the brewery has been devoting its efforts to producing premium sake (特定名称酒 tokutei meishō-shu) to create higher quality sake. In 2003, Obata Shuzō started to export to 15 countries, including the United States, Hong Kong, and Singapore, and it is also installed in Air France's first-class and JR East "Shikishima". Manotsuru has received gold medals at the National New Sake Awards for six consecutive years and the world-renowned International Wine Challenge (IWC). The Obata family crest consists of four diamonds representing the three elements crucial in sake brewing: rice, water and humans; the brewery also considers climate and nature (terroir). Its motto is shihōwajō (四宝和醸) which translates to "brewing well-balanced sake by harmonising the principles of the four diamonds."

Latest reviews

Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
Light, floral, and fruity, reminiscent of wine. Very palatable, with a fragrance of green apples and melons. Well-balanced, light and smooth taste, with a clean finish. It should be served cool, but not too much. Apparently, it is served on Air France's first and business class.

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Category
Daiginjō
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Rating
4.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
〒952-0318 新潟県佐渡市真野新町449

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