Manotsuru Crane Junmai Sake NV
About the Wine: The red crane is a symbol of good luck. This is a junmai sake, which means it is pure rice sake (no alcohol was added). An elegant, slightly earthy sake with notes of stone fruit, pistachios, and white chocolate. Please drink this sake chilled or at room temperature. A great all-around sake, it goes well with a wide range of foods. About the Producer: Obata Shuzo Brewery, producer of Manotsuru, is located on Sado Island in the Niigata Prefecture of Japan. Famed for its jizake, or unique, “micro-brewed” sakes, Niigata is well known for producing excellent sake, with its climate, rice, water, and people all contributing to the quality of their sake. Since 1982, Obata Shuzo has been producing hand-made, premium sake using pure, soft groundwater and world-famous sake rice. The kura - brewery - is still owned and managed by the Obata family. The toji - master brewer - is the acclaimed Kenya Kudo. Technical Info: Grade: Junmai (pure rice sake) Nihonshu-do: +5 (dry) Seimaibuai: 65% (35% of the rice milled away) Rice: Koshiibuki Yeast: k601 Acidity: 1.2.