SASAICHI SHUZO - YAMANASHI PRÉFECTURE

Sasaichi Shuzo brewery is located in Otsuki-shi, in the heart of Yamanashi Prefecture. It was founded in 1661 under the name Hanadaya and renamed Sasaichi Shuzo in 1919. Like most of Kuras, it was modernized very quickly during the 20th century with the integration of numerous equipments designed to facilitate the sake making process, and then moved irrevocably towards mass production.. However, very recently, in 2013, and under the impetus of the young generation, all this equipment was discarded in favor of a more qualitative and humane production approach. The transition is made through the implementation of equipment designed not to automate production, but to take better care ingredients preparation (example among others, the use of the latest generation of rice washing machines, capable of producing "dry steam"). The emphasis is on the preparation of koji, and on each step of the sake making process, which is done manually.
About ingredients, Sasaichi Shuzo uses underground water from Mount Fuji, the brewery having its own spring called Gozensui. Similarly, rice strains are ultra-quality with the use of locally grown Yamadanishiki, Omachi and Yumesansui. The return to artisanal production methods was a real surprise and Sasaichi Shuzo is on the way to become one of the greatest successes in the sake world. No one imagined such a return to quality, but it was without counting on the talent of the young Toji Masakazu Ito, trained in the greatest kuras of the country and very much involved in his mission.
Dan means "beginning", like a resurrection for this brewery. A very interesting approach because when creating new products, the toji thinks above all about associations with food! Thus, all Sasaichi Shuzo's sake is more about typicity than expressiveness, the fruity accents being very reasonable. In short, the ideal qualities to pleasantly accompany a meal.

Sasaichi Shuzo Japanese sake brewery, Yamanashi Prefecture

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Bottle of Japanese Sake DAN Bizen Omachi Junmaï Ginjo Yamahaï 72cl
Junmai Sakes
The nose is elegant, with fruity notes of apple and slightly lactic notes. It is rich and creamy in the mouth, umami is present. A deep-flavored sake punctuated by hints of bitterness and a nice acidity. The finish is very clear. Produced according to the Yamahaï method, we have here a very sophisticated sake <span...
€53.00Price
Bottle of Japanese Sake DAN Bizen Omachi Junmaï Ginjo Yamahaï 72cl
Junmai Sakes
The nose is elegant, with fruity notes of apple and slightly lactic notes. It is rich and creamy in the mouth, umami is present. A deep-flavored sake punctuated by hints of bitterness and a nice acidity. The finish is very clear. Produced according to the Yamahaï method, we have here a very sophisticated sake <span...
€53.00Price
bottle of premium Japanese sake with elegant 72cl box
  • New
This is the top-of-the-range Yamahai Junmai Daiginjo from "Tan", made entirely from the finest Kame no o from Yamagata prefecture and brewed with Fuji imperial water. Sasaichi shuzo's most accomplished sake 72cl - alc. 17% vol.
€427.00Price
bottle of premium Japanese sake with elegant 72cl box
  • New
This is the top-of-the-range Yamahai Junmai Daiginjo from "Tan", made entirely from the finest Kame no o from Yamagata prefecture and brewed with Fuji imperial water. Sasaichi shuzo's most accomplished sake 72cl - alc. 17% vol.
€427.00Price
€41.00Price
DAN Junmai 72cl Japanese sake bottle
  • New
The nose is very fresh, with delicate notes of young herbs, flowers and white-fleshed fruit (pear). On the palate, good acidity brings a remarkable structure ; a sake both rich and clean, with a nice minerality. At once elegant and powerful, silky and warm 旦 山田錦 純米吟醸 笹一酒造(山梨県) <span...
€41.00Price
DAN Junmai 72cl Japanese sake bottle
  • New
The nose is very fresh, with delicate notes of young herbs, flowers and white-fleshed fruit (pear). On the palate, good acidity brings a remarkable structure ; a sake both rich and clean, with a nice minerality. At once elegant and powerful, silky and warm 旦 山田錦 純米吟醸 笹一酒造(山梨県) <span...
€41.00Price
bottle of japanese sake DAN Junmai Daiginjo Yamadanishiki 72cl
  • New
With a 35% polish on Yamadanishiki rice, this cuvée is the flagship of the Sasaichi Shuzo brewery. The nose is present and elegant, with notes of summer fruit, melon and peach. This fruitiness is echoed on the palate, with good acidity and umami that is finally quite pronounced for a daiginjo, and pleasantly coats the palate. A fine balance between sweetness,...
€125.00Price
bottle of japanese sake DAN Junmai Daiginjo Yamadanishiki 72cl
  • New
With a 35% polish on Yamadanishiki rice, this cuvée is the flagship of the Sasaichi Shuzo brewery. The nose is present and elegant, with notes of summer fruit, melon and peach. This fruitiness is echoed on the palate, with good acidity and umami that is finally quite pronounced for a daiginjo, and pleasantly coats the palate. A fine balance between sweetness,...
€125.00Price

Bottle of Japanese sake DAN Yamada Nishiki Junmai Ginjo Yamahaï 72cl
The nose is very fresh, with delicate notes of young herbs, flowers and white-fleshed fruit (pear). On the palate, good acidity brings a remarkable structure; a sake both rich and clean, with a nice minerality. At once elegant and powerful, silky and warm. 旦 山田錦 純米吟醸 笹一酒造(山梨県) <span...
€47.00Price
Bottle of Japanese sake DAN Yamada Nishiki Junmai Ginjo Yamahaï 72cl
The nose is very fresh, with delicate notes of young herbs, flowers and white-fleshed fruit (pear). On the palate, good acidity brings a remarkable structure; a sake both rich and clean, with a nice minerality. At once elegant and powerful, silky and warm. 旦 山田錦 純米吟醸 笹一酒造(山梨県) <span...
€47.00Price