Kitonoinaho Daiginjo – “Man’s mountain”
Brewed with Hokkaido grown sake rice called Suise. A velvety soft, and graceful sake that is about as full-bodied as a Daiginjo gets. Lush but dry, and a perfect example of Hokkaido’s powerful, balanced sakes. Notes of alpine flowers and ripe green apples. Fans of bold Loire Sauvignon Blanc, like Pouilly-Fumé, will love this sake. 16% alcohol, serve chilled.
About the Producer
Established in Hokkaido in 1661, Otokoyama sake has been cherished by many historical figures in Japan since the Edo era (1603-1867). The brewery was so well known that famous ukiyo-e (woodblock print) artist Kitagawa Utamaro created artwork depicting their sake. His work is on display at the Otokoyama Sake Brewery Museum, which features the history of the brewery and the steps of sake production. Otokoyama has won gold medals in many competitions. The water used for their sake comes from the perpetual snows of Mt. Daisetsuzan; Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s main islands, is known for its severe, cold climate, and bold, flavorful sakes.
Video: Visiting Otokoyama sake brewery