Sake Tozai Ginjo Nigori, 300 ml
Sake has a refined taste with hints of pear, fresh white rice and licorice.
Sake has a pleasant fresh scent with notes of flowers, anise and peach.
Sake goes well with Japanese, Asian and Mediterranean cuisine, and any fish dishes.
Tozai Ginjo Nigori Sake is made on the basis of local spring water, fermentation is carried out at low temperature, after which runs rough spin. Sake is aged in enamelled steel tanks for 6 months, is not filtered. Tozai is a unique collaboration between director Shuji Dimon, American artist Daniel Kelly (who designed the label) and a leading US importer of premium sake - Vine Connections. Tozai in Japanese means "East-West", which perfectly captures the spirit of the alliance, created this unusual drink.
Agriculture Daimon Shuzo (Shuji Dimon), also known as Sakagura, was founded in 1826, it is located at the foot of a mountain range in Ikoma kata. Catano (Katano) occupies a prominent place in the history of Japan. In the Heian period (1000 years ago), West Japan aristocrats came here to enjoy the beautiful landscape with blooming cherry trees in the spring and an unforgettable view of the mountains. Local residents of the region were engaged in hunting, production of cotton oil and silk. Manufacture of sake began in the Edo period, but several local producers have only sake farm Dimon Shuji.
Today economy is headed Yasutaka Daimon, the sixth generation. He notes that in recent years in Japan, there is a tendency to reduce the production of sake in favor of other beverages, such as wine. Yasutaka Daimon company is proud of the traditional drink, taste and method of use is inextricably linked to the culture and spirit of Japan. The company's goal is the production of high-quality sake. Daimon Shuzo produces about 500 «koku» per year. One coca (the traditional measure of sake in Japan) - about 180 liters. Thus, the company produces about 90 kiloliters of Sake in the traditional season, which begins in October and ends in early April. According to industry standards this amount is considered to be small, allowing Dimon Shuji strictly control the quality of the produced sake.
The most important factor in creating good sake is water. Dimon uses mineral-rich water from a natural spring, this water is a great interest, it preferred to use for Japanese tea ceremonies, or home use in tea or coffee. The company, in collaboration with local farms grows rice Yamada Nishiki, which is the king among the varieties used for the production of sake. Dimon specializes in the production of premium sake, which has its own unique style. In the production process of sake is not filtered, which explains the color saturation and opacity. Dimon Shuji creates a well-balanced, full-bodied, soft sake, often infused with fruity tones such as peach or pear.