Nichi Nichi Tamasakae / 日日 玉栄
Brewery: Nichi Nichi Jozo, Kyoto
Rice: 100% Tamasakae
Polish Rate: n/a
Production Method: Kimoto, Namachozo.
Food Pairing: Good with a wide range of Japanese Cuisine, Sushi/Sashimi, Kaiseki Cuisine, Kappō Cuisine, or Monk’s Vegan Cuisine.
“Nichi Nichi Jozo” was founded in Kyoto by Mr. Hidehiko Matsumoto, a brewer born after training as a samurai. We pursue sake brewing that brings out the smooth and deep flavor of the water that falls in the basin of Kyoto, and brew sake that makes your dishes even more delicious. This is a bottle that uses “Tamasakae” from Shiga Prefecture, due to its connection with Tomita Sake Brewery of Shichihonyari.
Tomita Sake Brewery has been a pioneer in initiatives such as pesticide-free and reduced pesticides. This year’s Tamasakae was quite hard, but since it was prepared only once, they made many fine adjustments. The flavor is stronger than expected, so you can enjoy it now.
Of course, Hidehiko’s sake also has the potential for long-term aging, so please enjoy the different flavors depending on the season.
The unique bitterness of Tamasakae is modest, and you can feel the sweetness and umami of cooked rice, making it a light and enjoyable drink.
The alcohol content is also low at 12%.
Please enjoy this opportunity!
Nichi Nichi was founded in 2021 by Mr. Hidehiko Matsumoto. Mr. Hidehiko left his 250-year-old Matsumoto Sake Brewery at the end of 2020, where he worked as the brewmaster.
Hidehiko’s goal is to express the “pure and natural umami” from the rice. He believes rice is important and that there’s been too much focus on brewing rather than rice farming. In a modern throwback to old ways, his team grows rice and brews the sake, enabling greater control over the end product.
We will live each day as a good day with our friends, make delicious sake, and fulfill our role as a sake brewery for the future. – Hidehiko Matsumoto