Tentaka Hawk in the Heavens (720ML)

Junmai from Tochigi, Japan

$32.99
Item No. 92172
  • screw cap wine
  • ST87

Winemaker's Notes

A mature well-rounded flavor with a settled fragrance. Dry but with an underlying richness. Drier and lighter when chilled, and a bit fuller as it warms.

Eighty percent of Tentaka's saké is sold in Tochigi Prefecture where they are located. It is brewed with water drawn from an underground stream that originates in the Yamizo and Nasu mountain ranges.

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On a trip to Kyoto, liquor wholesaler Motoichi Ozaki had a dream in which he saw a hawk soaring toward the heavens. The hawk is a powerful image for the Japanese, for its piercing eyes and ability to fly high. When, in 1914, he bought a sake brewery in Yuzukami that was near bankruptcy, the dream remained in his mind. He decided to sell his sake under the name Tentaka, or Hawk in...

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Learn About Junmai

Junmai (juhn-MYE) Junmai is pure sake - no additive starch, sugar or alcohol has been added. It used to be that Junmai must have a seimai-buai of at least 70% - which means that at least 30% of the rice must have been milled away, leaving only 70% of the original rice size. Recently, laws have changed and Junmai no longer has a milling requirement. However, the amount that...

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