Tatenokawa 18 pushes the boundaries of sake production. By using Yamadanishiki – the ‘king of sake rice’ and polishing to a lofty 18% (i.e. removing 82% of the outside of the rice grain), the team at Tatenokawa are aiming to produce a sake of world-class quality that you’ll never forget.
A shift away from the brewery’s usual choice of Dewasansan rice to Yamada Nishiki results in more weight and body than might be expected for an 18% polished sake. The small-batch production and deep care the brewers take results in a delicious & rare sake of superb complexity & character with well-structured acidity and body.
Aromas and elegant flavours of sweet cantaloupe, ripe lychee and pear are predominant.
When served straight from the fridge, at 0-5°C, Tatenokawa 18 is crisp, sumptuous and medium-sweet. If allowed to warm this sake will become sweeter and more expressive. At 10-15°C Tatenokawa becomes weightier, super-smooth and sweeter. We recommend you play with the temperature to find what you like best, each have their merits. Personally, we like it best around 5-10°C!
Food pairings are amazing. Big, bold flavours are met and blend with the medium-sweet fruit flavours: tagine, curry, bacon and mature cheeses are all a revelation.
This is a sake to wow friends, buy as a generous gift or simply indulge oneself with. A real treat.
Ingredients: rice, water, yeast, koji