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Konteki “Pearls of Simplicity”
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Konteki “Pearls of Simplicity”

Kyoto prefecture

$53.00 
$53.00
$50.35 member price
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Elegant and pure, like a gorgeous pearl

The epitome of purity, this sake is more subtle and nuanced than most highly aromatic Junmai Daiginjos. It is based on the ideals of Zen Buddhism and "wabi-sabi," the belief that beauty within the arts should be as understated and pure as a simple strand of pearls. One of two sakes brewed in exactly the same way with the same ingredients, except this one is a Junmai Daignjo and Tears of Dawn has added distilled alcohol to open up aromatics.

Characteristics

Brand Konteki
Brewery Higashiyama Brewing Company
Category Junmai Daiginjo
Subcategory N/A
Taste Profile Light & Dry
Rice variety Yamadanishiki
Yeast variety N/A
Alcohol 15.5%
RPR ? 50%
SMV ? +2.0
Acidity ? 1.5
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Konteki “Pearls of Simplicity” is cold (40-60°F).
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Region

Konteki “Pearls of Simplicity” - Kyoto prefecture

Konteki is made in Kyoto prefecture in the Kinki region.

Taste Metrics

Tasting Notes

  • Pear

    Pear
  • Apple

    Apple
  • Flower

    Flower

Recommended Pairing

  • Sushi/Sashimi

    Sushi/Sashimi
  • Seafood

    Seafood
  • Cheese

    Cheese

Higashiyama Brewing Company

Higashiyama Brewing Company is one of the smallest breweries in Kyoto’s Fushimi ward, making only 400 koku. The well-respected rice farmer Masayasu Tanaka grows rice for the brewery. He is famous for growing some of Japan’s best quality “Yamadanishiki” rice, considered the pinnacle of premium sake rice. The Konteki brand exclusively uses 100% organic rice.

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