Pearls of Simplicity
SAKE OVERVIEW

The epitome of purity, this sake is more subtle and nuanced than most highly aromatic Junmai Daiginjos. It is based on the ideals of Zen Buddhism and "wabi-sabi," the belief that beauty within the arts should be as understated and pure as a simple strand of pearls. One of two sakes brewed in exactly the same way with the same ingredients, except this one is a Junmai Daignjo and Tears of Dawn has added distilled alcohol to open up aromatics.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of white flower and Asian pear followed by clean flavors of honeydew, lemon, and a hint of licorice. Finishes elegantly with rich minerality and rice texture.

Food Pairing

This is a great sipping sake but also a wonderful companion to scallops, pork, and light meats.

Tech Details

Grade:
Junmai Daiginjo
Seimaibuai:
50%
Rice:
Yamada Nishiki
Nihonshu-Do:
+2
Acidity:
1.5
Alcohol:
15.5%
Sizes:
12/300ml
6/720ml
Suggested Retail Prices:
$20
$39
UPC Codes:
835603005554
835603005547

The Brewery

Higashiyama Brewery

Konteki’s culture centers around 15th century ideals of Zen Buddhism and purity in beauty.

• Kyoto is the birthplace of sake and is home to the local Fushimi Mizu, one of Japan’s most prized water sources of soft, pure water.

• Well-respected rice farmer Masayasu Tanaka grows rice for the brewery. He is famous for growing some of Japan’s best quality Yamada Nishiki rice, considered the pinnacle of premium sake rice.

Brewery Name:
Higashiyama Brewery
Toji (master brewer):
Takakura-san
Brewery Location:
Kyoto