This sake is a true expression of Fukui, using local yeast, bottled from a single tank, and highlights the pristine, nationally famous water source.
Mana is an aromatic and expressive yamahai with notes of molasses, toasted almond, pistachio, taleggio cheese, soy sauce, dried apricot, black pepper, flan, and candied orange peel. Try paired with pork adobo, spicy and creamy rock shrimp or cumin spiced lamb chops.
Manatsuru was established in 1751 and became legendary in 1998 when the current toji took over and won every gold medal in sight. This sake embraces a truly purist philosophy; undiluted, unfiltered, unblended, pure rice sake made in the risky and labor intensive ancient yamahai method. Toji Izumi-san is on a quest to push the envelope of sake's flavor, structure, and appeal as we know it today. He has been quoted as saying "It is more important to be the only one than to be number one." With only 3 total employees including the toji, and a 4,000 case production, this is a true microbrewery.