Manotsuru "Four Diamonds"
Description: The nose on this "genshu" (undiluted 18%) brew is an arrangement of white pepper, sweet beets, yeast, and ripe watermelon elements. Talk about an expressive sake with layers of feeling and flavor " look for cracked wheat, tabouli, grains, apricot, and trail mix licks. This is a full-bodied Ginjo that is smooth and has a hint of heat in the finish. Feisty and ricey with a very fine layer of shiso (mint) in the underbelly of the fluid. Best served chilled but look for more expressiveness at room temp. A great next day brew that provides a little more fruit in the flavor.
Food Pairings: Sushi & Sashimi, Grilled Fish, Light Pasta, Shellfish, Grilled Meats, BBQ & Skewers, Fried or Salty Dishes, Fruit Salad, Turkey, Ham and Game, Stuffing and Gravy, Fried and Mashed Potatoes, Hamburgers, Pizza, Sandwiches, Mac & Cheese, Fruit (Parfaits, Pies)
Taste profile: WINE: Simple reds and whites; BEER: Stouts
Sake Type: Junmai Ginjo, Muroka, Gen-shu (un-diluted)
Bottle Size: 500ml
Founded by: Obata Family in 1892
Toji (Master Brewer): Kenya Kudo. Kudo-san has been making sake for 14 years and has been a sake master for 8 years. One of the youngest toji in Japan.
Ingredients: Ricetype: Gohyakumangoku; Water: On-site well water. Underground water from Ko-sado Mountains. Soft water; Yeast: Kyokai #1701; No sulfites, no preservatives.
Seimaibuai (amount of rice left after milling): 50%
Alcohol Content: 17-18%
Sake Meter Value (the lower the sweeter, the higher the drier): +3
Amino acids: 1.2
Serving temp: Chilled