|DOMAINE KURODASHO (BY KUHEIJI)
Domaine Kurodasho is a sake brand and brewery under Kuheiji of Banjo Sake Brewery, who specializes in brewing high-end Japanese sake. The brewery is located in Hyogo and uses Yamadanishiki (known as the king of sake rice) to make sake. The Yamadanishiki grown in Hyogo is considered the best in Japan. Deeply influenced by wine culture, especially by the Burgundians, the philosophy of Domaine Kurodasho is different from most other breweries by that it particularly emphasizes the concept of "domaine" – the crops used for brewing (rice in the case of sake) must come from the brewery’s own farmland, grown in-house rather than procured from others. Because they believes “good product comes from good raw materials”, Domaine Kurodasho attaches great importance to the climate, soil, and geographical location where the rice fields are located. This is obviously the concept of "terroir" for wine.
Monryu district is at the bottom of the valley, surrounded by mountains. Although it is surrounded by mountains, the sunlight is not extremely short due to its east-west location. The most important feature of this area is the temperature. Every day we go back and forth between the Takou and Monryu area, but the Monryu area is at a higher altitude than the Takou area and is located in the mountains, so the temperature is 2 to 3 degrees cooler. The water comes from the mountains, so it is cool even in summer. In this area, water is poured over the fields to keep the temperature in the fields low, so the rice does not suffer from summer fatigue.
From its clear-cut appearance, the aroma of white peaches, La France and bellflowers rises gently, and when you swirl the glass, you can feel the earthy nuance and musk aroma that reminds you of the land. Highly complex and elegant with a hint of cream cheese. This medium to full-bodied sake has a wonderful balance of fresh acidity, rice flavor, and a pleasant bitterness with minerals.
Gibier, roast duck, spicy food, grilled meat, miso.