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Takeno Tsuyu “Yuki Honoka”

Takeno Tsuyu “Yuki Honoka”

Yamagata prefecture

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A fresh layer of powder snow

This sake is locally produced using mountain dew water collected from a deep well and Dewa no Sato rice. Brewed only in winter, this sake is light and dry like powder snow. With an aroma of white peach and a rose-like nuance, which carries into the flavor of delicate acidity and soft umami. There is even a touch of minerality that melts into a creamy final note.

Characteristics

Category Junmai
Subcategory Muroka
Taste Profile Light & Dry
Alcohol 15.5%
RPR ? 77%
SMV ? +2.0
Acidity ? 1.2
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Takeno Tsuyu “Yuki Honoka” is cold (40-60°F) or warm (85-115°F).
  • Recommended
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Region

Takeno Tsuyu “Yuki Honoka” - Yamagata prefecture

Takeno Tsuyu is made in Yamagata prefecture in the Tohoku region.

Taste Metrics

Tasting Notes

  • Peach

    Peach
  • Rose

    Rose
  • Cream

    Cream

Recommended Pairing

  • Seafood

    Seafood
  • Fruits

    Fruits
  • Aperitif

    Aperitif

Takeno Tsuyu Brewing Company

Takeno Tsuyu Brewing Company

Yamagata prefecture

Located near one of the three famous mountains of Yamagata, Mt. Haguro, Takeno Tsuyu Brewing Company was established in 1858. They chose the area for its wealth of clear water and even excavated a new well in 2002 with water so pure it was certified to be pure drinking water (a hard task to accomplish). The brewery itself is surrounded by a bamboo grove, which gave the brewery its name, “Takeno Tsuyu” meaning “bamboo dew.” They use their own local yeast instead of the industry standard, which means their sake has its own special flare born from the land.

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