PHOENIX All Year Round
The Grammy Award-winning French rock band Phoenix.
TATENOKAWA, Inc. and the band released a new project, but this time it isn’t a new record, it is a new sake! This product was produced for Toshiro Kuroda who passed away on February 4th, 2017. He was a great sake expert who devoted good part of his time to introduce sake to the french. Mr. Christian Mazzalai from Phoenix was also inspired by his passion for sake. We appreciate Mr. Kuroda's enlightenment activities for Japanese sake, and we would like to offer our prayers and condolences to him.
Tatenokawa and the band decided to collaborate out of respect and gratitude to Mr. Kuroda who spent many years working hard to promote sake in Europe. Christian says on his social media; “Mr. Kuroda was a great master who taught all the beauties of life which include sake, and is still inspiring us every day.”A portion of sales from the sake will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society to support the progression of medical technology.
Second Grand Prix of the U.S. National Sake Appraisal 2018. See more detail.
List of restaurant and retail shop is here.
SEIRYU All Year Round
English name: STREAM
Named after its lightness and transparency. Made with Yamagata Prefecture original sake rice Dewasansan, milled so that only 50% of the grain remains, and with less alcohol than standard sake at 14%, the palate is light, fruity and vivacious with a slight hint of acidity, followed by a gentle smooth finish.
The charm of this Junmai Daiginjo has to be its low price.
Recently awarded a great gold medal in the main section of the 2017 'Sake That Tastes Good in a Wine Glass' awards, also a gold medal in the Junmai Daiginjo section of 'Kura Master 2017'. More information can be found here
MIYAMA NISHIKI NAKADORI All Year Round
English name: CLEAN DRY(MIYAMA NISHIKI MIDDLE-CUT)
Middle-cut is the name given to the part of the sake mash with the best balance of aroma and flavour. Made with the sake rice variety Miyama Nishiki, cultivated by our own sake rice research institute, this is a sake that shows off the best characteristics of the rice: a deep sharp citrus like acidity.
A slightly reserved nose lends itself to an expansive rustic flavour. A clean sake with a good balance of acidity that pairs well with all types of food.
Awarded gold in the 2012 'Sake That Tastes Good in a Wine Glass' awards. Learn more here.
DEWASANSAN NAKADORI All Year Round
English name: RICH DRY(DEWASANSAN MIDDLE-CUT)
Middle-cut is the name given to the part of the sake mash with the best balance of aroma and flavour. Made with Dewasansan, developed by our own research society with a view to producing soft sake. A mild Junami Daiginjo that enters with a doggedly demure fruity nose of apple, pear and cherry, followed by a delicate sweet flavour, and acidity in perfect balance, with a well rounded finish.
Optimum drinking temperature is around 15 degrees or serve cooler for a fuller flavour.
HONRYU KARAKUCHI All Year Round
English name: MAINSTREAM DRY
The sort of sake that continues to be a firm favourite of the sake aficionado.Made with Dewasansan sake rice, with a longer fermentation to turn more of the sugar into alcohol and achieve a sake meter value of +8. But this is not your average dry sake: dry for the sake of being dry, No; it has plenty of umami, a relaxed aroma, a bit of bite, and balance of flavour that pairs well with a variety of different cuisine.
HATSUFUNE (NAMA) Seasonal
English name: FIRST PRESSING (UNPASTEURISED)
(Normally ships from November onwards.)
This product originates from a desire to make a sake that, by utilising the distinctive sharpness and delicious flavour of locally grown Miyama Nishiki rice, combines the strength of unfiltered, unpasteurised sake with the youth and freshness of newly brewed sake.
SOUKARA Limited Quantity
English name: COOL DRY
(Started shipping from 25th May 2015)
A lower ABV is what gives this sake its much more relaxed feel. The first Junmai Daiginjo in the "TATENOKAWA" lineup to be made with Miyama Nishiki sake rice.
While a little reserved, its beautiful aroma has an air of sophistication, and even at +12 on the dryness scale, this is a sake with a moderate, pleasant, dry palate that is well-rounded and easy to drink, making this a must for all beginners.
Chill well in the hot summer months for an even cooler taste.
GENRYU HIYAOROSHI Seasonal
English name: HEADWATER BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU
(Normally ships from the end of August onwards)
A seasonal Autumn sake that has undergone a slow refrigerated ageing process throughout the summer months to give it a mild deep flavour. An excellent match for any savoury meaty dishes: pair with Matsutake Mushrooms and Pacific Saury for the complete taste of Autumn. Serve at low temperature to start with, then increase the temperature for a wide-ranging richer flavour.