Mantensei Star-Filled Sky Sake (300ML)  Front Bottle Shot
Mantensei Star-Filled Sky Sake (300ML)  Front Bottle Shot

Mantensei Star-Filled Sky Sake (300ML)

    300ML / 0% ABV
    Other Vintages
    All Vintages
    Currently Unavailable $18.99
    Try the
    18 99
    18 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
    Ships Mon, Nov 18
    Limit 0 bottles per customer
    Sold in increments of 0
    Limit Reached
    0.0 0 Ratings
    My Wine Share
    Vintage Alert
    Alert me when new vintages are available
    Have you tried this? Rate it now
    (256 characters remaining)

    0.0 0 Ratings
    300ML / 0% ABV

    Winemaker Notes

    Soft, honey-laced nose with a tad of fruitiness. Good richness and overall balance, finishing dry. Try this sake with ginger pork stir fry, spinach salad, and goat cheese with a honey drizzle.

    Critical Acclaim

    All Vintages


    View all products
    Mantensei, Japan
    Mantensei Winery Image

    Mantensei is brand brewed by Suwa Izumi. This kura was founded in 1859. The name Suwa Izumi was taken from a local Shinto shrine, Suwa Jinja. The shrine itself has been in existence since 1278, and is a famous local attraction. Tottori Prefecture, where they are located , is one of the least populated regions of Japan, and undoubtedly has some of the most beautiful nature. Mountains, oceans and wooded areas vie for space, with people in the minority. The clean air and the cold winters make it ideal for sake brewing. Located about two hours outside of Osaka by express train, there are only 23 sake breweries still remaining in the prefecture.

    The Sake

    Overall their sake is dry, and wonderfully approachable as a result of the water from which it is brewed. The water is extremely soft, but it ferments well at low temperatures. So they make their sake with long, low-temperature fermentation, which allows a gentle ginjo fragrance, and a fresh lively flavor to develop. Also, as they know koji is where good sake begins, they do it their own way, which is to make the koji at a slightly higher temperature than usual. This helps give their sake a clean and pleasant finish.

    Their sake, in particular their Daiginjo Ottori, has its fans from all over Japan. They have won nine gold awards in the national New Sake Tasting competitions and 12 similar awards within Tottori.

    Image for Japan content section
    View all products

    The introduction of the waterwheel in the 17th century, which eliminated the need for the manual polishing of rice grains, allowed Japan to begin producing saké at an industrial level for its greater population. Today Japan remains at the cutting edge of technology in its brewing practices. However, the traditional methods of handcrafted, artisanal saké remain alive in smaller and often family-owned breweries. Many of these showcase local ingredients and focus on microclimates to make what is known as ‘jizake,’ or regional saké.

    Image for Junmai-Ginjo content section
    View all products

    A notch above Junmai in its milling requirement, by definition Junmai-Ginjo requires milling of 40% of the rice grain so that 60% of each grain remains. The categories of saké are established not by rice variety, but by the polishing or milling percentages. Junmai-Ginjo is made up of water, koji mold, yeast and rice and is brewed without the addition of any added alcohol.

    PSLJMN002_0 Item# 92031

    Update your browser to enjoy all that has to offer.

    It's easy to update and using the latest version
    of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

    Yes, Update Now
    Cheers to You!

    New customers: Save $20 off your first order of $50+. Code NOVNEW20

    $20 off your first order of $50+. Code NOVNEW20

    There was an error redeeming your code.

    *New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 11/30/2019. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $50 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

    Search for ""

    Processing Your Order...