Kanbara “Ancient Treasure”

Niigata Prefecture

$95.00
720ml
Quantity

Aged to perfection for 12 years

Despite 12 years of aging, this sake still has a shocking amount of acidity due to the technique of using 99% koji rice, compared to the industry standard of 20%. Yamahai method of yeast starter and bottling at gensu strength add to the acidity and intensity of this contemplative sake.

characteristics

Category
Junmai
Subcategories
Genshu, Koshu, Yamahai
Taste Profile
Rich & Sweet
Alcohol
17.2%
RPR?
70%
SMV?
N/A
Acidity?
N/A

Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

  • Recommended
  • Not Recommended

Region

Kanbara is brewed in Niigata Prefecture in the Hokuriku region.

Taste Metrics

Tasting Notes

  • Olive
  • Honey

Recommended Pairing

  • Meat
Kaetsu Brewing Company

Kaetsu Brewing Company

Kaetsu Brewing Company

Niigata Prefecture

The president of Kaetsu Brewing Company, Dr. Shunichi Sato, is a professor of sake and is one of the most highly regarded sake experts in the country. Dr. Sato and his wife Yoshiko run the business together, and both come from sake brewing families on both their parents’ sides; so together they represent four legacies of sake brewing expertise. With their combined knowledge, they’ve established the brewery in Niigata Prefecture, an area renowned for its wonderful rice and crystalline waters. Using the land’s bountiful gifts, brewers at the brewery aim to share the joys of Japanese sake with the world.

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