What kind of sake brand is 楯野川 Tatenogawa?

08/21/2022

Junmai Daiginjo Specialist! An explanation to deliciousness of the sake “Tatenogawa"

Tatenogawa Sake Brewery, a sake brewery that only makes “Junmai Daiginjo Sake".
They make good sake and compete only with quality. With the though in mind, Tatenogawa Sake Brewery switched to the production of pure rice Daiginjo from the 2010 sake brewing year

In other words, “Tatenogawa" is a Junmai Daiginjo sake, which is said to be the highest grade among all “specific name sake".
Concentration on the production of Junmai Daiginjo, and a clear vision of making “beautiful sake with aroma and umami." The sake of Tatenokawa Sake Brewery, which has been straightforward, has a delicious taste that has been carefully selected.

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About Tatenogawa Sake Brewery

What kind of liquor is Tatenogawa? What is the secret to deliciousness?

About Tatenogawa Sake Brewery

Tatenogawa Sake Brewery is a long-established sake brewery located in Sakata City, Yamagata Prefecture, which was founded in 1832 and has been in business for over 180 years.

Yamagata Prefecture, where the brewery is located, is a treasure trove of famous water, and the water quality varies from mountain to mountain, such as Choukai, Asahi,Gassan, and the resulting sake has its individuality. Another characteristic of Yamagata is the high percentage of Ginjo sake shipped.

I thought it was a sake that had been popular for a long time, but in fact, “Tatenogawa" had no such characteristics.
It was Mr. Sato, the 6th kuramoto, who established a strong concept for such a shield river that would be valid 100 or 200 years from now.

“By removing the complicated categorization of sake, it will be easier for drinkers to understand" and “it will be possible to satisfy the desire of those who want to drink good food."
With various things in mind, I arrived at “Junmaimai Daiginjo".

By changing the rice polishing rate, sake rice varieties, whether it is lit or not , and whether whether it is hydrated or not, we have created a lineup that allows you to enjoy various differences and a sense of the season with just Junmai Daiginjo. Let’s prepare obi products.It was the sixth generation’s efforts that made the current policy clear and the outline of the blurred “Tatenogawa" was clear.

What kind of liquor is Tatenogawa? What is the secret of deliciousness?

The characteristic of the taste common to the Tatenogawa is that it is a beautiful sake with aroma and Umami.
How is the consistent taste of the brand achieved?

Using local “Dewa Sansan" and “Miyama Nishiki"

More than 80% of sake production uses “Dewa Sansan" and “Miyama Nishiki" from Yamagata prefecture. By using sake rice produced in Yamagata prefecture, he wants to make local sake that reminds us of the scenery of Yamagata. Both varieties are relatively resistant to cold, so they are suitable for cultivation in the Tohoku region. The taste of the Tatenogawa may be a sign of the regional characteristics of rice.

Benefits of water quality in the Shonai Plain

For sake, it is made up of about 80% water, the water quality has a great effect on the taste. In the Shonai region surrounded by mountains, rain and snow that fall on the surface of the earth are filtered through underground filters. “Tatenogawa" made from high-quality and beautiful underground water is a sake that benefits from the nature of the Shonai Plain.

Limit the yeast used

Yeast is an important factor that greatly affects the aroma of sake. In order to pursue the uniqueness of Yamagata Prefecture, Tatenogawa basically uses only “Yamagata Yeast KA" alone or in combination with “Association Yeast 1801". “Yamagata Yeast KA" is a yeast collected from No. 9 yeast by the Yamagata Prefectural Industrial Technology Center with the aim of improving the quality of sake in Yamagata Prefecture. The scent of the Shield River can be said to be the scent of Yamagata.

Sharing a vision through staff education

It is important to use good ingredients, but if the “people" who are the makers are not good, you cannot make good sake. At Tatenokawa Sake Brewery, the company’s philosophy and culture is called the philosophy, and we are focusing on this development. Every day at the morning assembly time, all the staff members sing a card that clearly states the philosophy, such as the management philosophy and mission. The consistent taste of the brand is because the vision permeates each maker.