Sake that won a gold medal at a global wine competition
Did you know that there is a vintage sake that won a gold medal at a global wine competition ?
Some people may have this image when they hear the word "old sake."
“Japanese sake has become stale.”
“It seems like you have a strong habit.”
“I don’t even know what old sake is in the first place…”
Did ``old sake'', which doesn't have a very good image, win a gold medal at a global wine competition? ?
What on earth does that mean?
``Ancient Old Sake'' deals with ``aged old sake'' that has been aged for a long period of 10 years or more . We sell aged aged sake with a rich flavor that will completely change the negative image of aged sake.
The president himself drinks aged aged sake from all over the country, and carefully selects and sells aged aged sake with particularly rich taste, aroma, and beautiful color . It's so delicious that more than 90% of the more than 5,000 Japanese chefs and sommeliers who love alcohol answered that it was ``delicious.''
We have received surprising feedback from those who have actually purchased it. (Excerpt)
A man in his 40s who purchased from Rakuten Market.
It's really mellow, and the plump and mellow scent is amazing!
Those who are familiar with Japanese sake will be surprised by the depth, which is similar to brandy .
Those who are used to drinking brandy will be impressed by the wide range of sake available .
What kind of snacks would you like? It could be something light like chocolate or cheese, or something special to go with alcohol.
Unfortunately, only a small number of people in Japan are still aware of the deliciousness of aged sake. Although it is made in Japan, in recent years sommeliers and gourmets from overseas have come to appreciate ``delicious'' old sake.
IWC (International Wine Challenge) 2022 was recently held in London, England. Established in 1984 , IWC is the world's most prestigious wine tasting committee. This competition is so large that it attracts approximately 10,000 famous alcoholic beverages from approximately 40 countries around the world.
Since 2007 , the SAKE section has been established and has grown exponentially, becoming the largest and most influential sake judging event held outside of Japan.
The product that was entered at such a competition and won the gold medal was the ``Ancient Beauty Sake 2010 Tatsuriki Junmai'' .
・Ancient Sake 2010 Tatsuriki Junmai
・Raw material rice: Shinryoku rice polishing ratio 65 %
・Alcohol content: 17 degrees
・Normal temperature tank storage
・Brewer: Honda Shoten (founded in 1921 , Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture)
Since 1921 , the brewer, Honda Shoten, has been particular about making sake that brings out the flavor of rice. We have revived the ``divine power'', which is said to be the phantom sake rice , and use 100% of it in this aged sake. The ratio of koji is increased three times compared to normal sake through a special preparation that is different from normal sake. It is rich and has a wonderfully sweet aroma reminiscent of ripe figs, as well as a caramel-like aroma , and its flavor is somewhat reminiscent of Shaoxing wine.
``2010 Tatsuriki'' is classified into the category of aged sake, which has a particularly profound aroma and taste. Please try drinking it with rich umami Chinese food or bitter chocolate.
This "Tatsuriki 2010 " is an aged sake that has the ability to win the gold medal at the " 15th Feminalise World Wine Competition 2021 ", a global wine competition held in France.
It is only a matter of time before ``old sake'', which is gaining recognition around the world, becomes popular in Japan as well. However, aged sake is extremely valuable and is limited in quantity. It is said that the amount of aged sake in existence that has been aged for over 10 years is less than an Olympic swimming pool . In other words, there is a possibility that some of the brands of fine sake from ancient times that are available in the market may eventually disappear . If there's a brand you're interested in, it might be a good idea to try it now.
You can purchase the "Feminaries World Wine Competition Award-Winning Drinker Comparison Set" where you can enjoy "2010 Tatsuriki" from here.
Official online store: https://oldvintage.jp/collections/all