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MANOTSURU is produced by OBATA SHUZO(Sake Brewery) which was founded in 1892 as a local family-owned brewery. We have been brewing handcrafted sake for more than 127 years. Our motto is 四宝和醸(shi-ho-wa-jo) which means “making sake by harmonizing the 4 treasures-rice, water, brewers and terroire of its hometown,Sado island”. Our family crest “Four Eyes”, illustrates the concept of our motto.

MANOTSURU BACKGROUND

Microcosm of Japan

Sado Island, the place where MANOTSURU Sake is brewed, is known as a microcosm of Japan. Historically, naturally, culturally, it is blessed with the great essence of Japan. In the central, there is国仲平野(Kuninaka plane) which is famous for high quality rice. And the plain is surrounded by 2 high mountain ranges which have steep landform. Thus, the water run through the layer faster, that makes water soft as it contains less minerals. Soft water makes soft tasting sake.
One more famous heritage is the Sado Gold Mine(*). It was the largest gold mine in Japan which had been financially supporting the Edo Shogunate for a long time.
*Sado Gold Mine is currently expected to be registered as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Handcrafted Sake

During the whole sake brewing season, the brew master stays at the brewery for half a year to work laboriously even at the wee hours in order to bring out the best quality.
With those efforts, MANOTSURU has received many Gold medals at the National New Sake Awards, IWC(London), Kura Master(Paris) and others. MANOTSURU is brewed in the style of a traditional handcrafted way with the goal of our principle, “幸醸心(ko-jo-shin)”, or “Brewing Happiness by brewing Sake”.

【MANOTSURU Recent Awards】
2019 The National New Sake Awards GOLD
2019 International Wine Challenge GOLD
2019 Kura Master GOLD
2019 Milano Sake Challenge GOLD


Sustainability

The symbol of Sado is TOKI, an endangered species of bird, Ibis. To preserve the environment, the farmers grow the sake rice through Eco friendly farming. Sado island was certified as GIAHS(Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems) in 2011 by evaluating those activities. The Sado rice is very rich and of excellent quality. All of those regional features make MANOTSURU sake so pure and rich which cannot be found anywhere else.
OBATA Shuzo has a 2nd brewery, which we renovated from a closed school, and introduced renewable energy by using solar panels.The aim of OBATA shuzo is to establish a sustainable and longevity system.


Contact

OBATA Sake Brewery(Shuzo)
尾畑酒造(株)/449,
Manoshinmachi, Sado-city,Niigata, JAPAN
TEL:81-259-55-3171
Email:shop@obata-shuzo.com
5th Kuramoto Rumiko Obata
http://www.obata-shuzo.com

真野鶴 磨三割五分大吟醸 万穂

MANOTSURU MAHO

Daiginjo Yamada-nishiki 35%

Gold medal at National New Sake Awards2019
IWC(2015,2007) and other

«taste»
Nose of great richness with peach , matured fruits and cotton candy flagrance.The entry is elegant, mild and racy. Ends with a lingering finish.

大吟醸雫酒 錦の真野鶴

NISHIKI -no- MANOTSURU

Daiginjo Shizuku Yamada-nishiki 35%

Special limited Emperor Sake

«taste»
First impression is a flower garden,You will enjoy this fairy elegant world.So rich, unforgettable sake.

真野鶴 純米大吟醸 実来

MANOTSURU MIKU

Junmai Daiginjo Koshitanrei 35%

Silver medal at IWC2019
Gold Medal at Kura Master2018
Made from Toki certified sake rice and by oyster shell methodsake.

«taste»
A nose with complex flavor of tropical fruits such as mango and pineapple.
Savory with some spicy herbal texture.
Plenty of expression.

真野鶴 純米吟醸 朱鷺と暮らす

MANOTSURU Toki-to-kurasu

Junmai Ginjo Koshitanrei 55%

Made from Toki certified sake rice and by oyster shell method

«taste»
A stamp of tterroir. First attack has herbal, grass and woody smells. It is very refreshing with mineral and crisp texture.

真野鶴 純米大吟醸 佐渡山田錦

MANOTSURU SADO YAMADA-NISHIKI

Junmai Daiginjo Yamada-nishiki 50%

Gold Medal at IWC 2019
Gold Medal at Kura Master 2019

«taste»
The nose is the bouquet of roses , orange blossom and apple. .Every stage of the tasting, you will feel its' gracefulness and elegance.

真野鶴 純米生貯蔵酒 さくら

MANOTSURU Junmai SAKURA

Junmai Namachozoshu Koshiibuki 60%

Mild, light and clean
Low alcohol

«taste»
Like Cherry blossom, this sake has the nose of cherry blossom and light sweetness with fresh citrus flavor. Low alcohol content. Good served chilled.


Gakkogura is our 2nd brewery which used to be elementary school with the view of the most beautiful sunset but was closed in 2010. We brew sake here in summer with the winter condition by using local rice and sustainable energy. We also introduce a mini robot which can display the temperature of the Moromi tank remotely and keep a recording of it..

〈1 week Sake Making experience program〉

We accept people who want to learn how to make sake. We accept people who want to learn how to make sake under the condition they attend for a week. This workshop is organized between May to July (it varies every year). See below more details.
https://www.obata-shuzo.com/home/gakkogura/gakkogura1eng.asp


For US market

MANOTSURU is produced by OBATA SHUZO(Sake Brewery) which was founded in 1892 as a local family-owned brewery. They have been brewing handcrafted sake for more than 127 years. Their motto is 四宝和醸(shi-ho-wa-jo) which means “making sake by combining the 4 treasures-rice, water, brewers and terroire of its hometown, Sado island” . Their family crest “Four Eyes”, illustrates the concept of their motto.

MANOTSURU BACKGROUND

Microcosm of Japan

Sado Island, the place where MANOTSURU Sake is brewed, is known as a microcosm of Japan. Historically, naturally, culturally, it is blessed with the great essence of Japan. In the central, there is国仲平野(Kuninaka plane) which is famous for high quality rice. And the plain is surrounded by 2 high mountain ranges which have steep landform. Thus, the water run through the layer faster, that makes water soft as it contains less minerals. Soft water makes soft tasting sake.
One more famous heritage is the Sado Gold Mine(*). It was the largest gold mine in Japan which had been financially supporting the Edo Shogunate for a long time.
*Sado Gold Mine is currently expected to be registered as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Handcrafted Sake

During the whole sake brewing season, the brew master stays at the brewery for half a year to work laboriously even at the wee hours in order to bring out the best quality. With those efforts, MANOTSURU has received many Gold medals at the National New Sake Awards, IWC(London), Kura Master(Paris) and others. MANOTSURU is brewed in the style of a traditional handcrafted way with the goal of their principle, “幸醸心(ko-jo-shin)”, or “Brewing Happiness by brewing Sake”.

【MANOTSURU Recent Awards】
2019 The National New Sake Awards GOLD
2019 International Wine Challenge GOLD
2019 Kura Master GOLD


Sustainability

The symbol of Sado is TOKI, an endangered species of bird, Ibis. To preserve the environment, the farmers grow the sake rice through Eco friendly farming. Sado island was certified as GIAHS(Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems) in 2011 by evaluating those activities. The Sado rice is very rich and of excellent quality. All of those regional features make MANOTSURU sake so pure and rich which cannot be found anywhere else.
OBATA Shuzo has a 2nd brewery, which they renovated from a closed school, and introduced renewable energy by using solar panels.The aim of OBATA shuzo is to establish a sustainable and longevity system.


KURA SELECTIONS

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尾畑酒造株式会社
OBATA SHUZO CO., LTD.
449, Manoshinmachi, Sado-city.
Niigata, JAPAN
https://www.obata-shuzo.com/home/

KURA SELECTIONS

真野鶴 辛口本醸造

MANOTSURU
“CRANE KARAKUCHI”

Honjozo

«taste»
Citrus flavor and a hint of white pepper with clean dryness and clear umami.Goes well with Sushi,Tempura, Squid sashimi and Tofu.
Can be warmed as well.
*Best Buy at Beverage Testing Institute

真野鶴 純米

MANOTSURU
“CRANE JUNMAI

Junmai

«taste»
Notes of pistachios,mushroom and cacao with mild and soft umami. Can be warmed as well. Goes well with Sukiyaki, Flied Tofu and Tamagoyaki.
*90 points & Best Buy at Beverage Testing Institute.

真野鶴 超辛口特別本醸造

MANOTSURU
“DEMON SLAYER”

Tokubetsu Honjozo

«taste»
“Demon Slayer” is super dry with Nihonshu-do +15 and over. It has flavor of dried fruit, herb and cinnamon. It goes well with Sushi, fresh sashimi, oyster dishes and oil sardine.
*90 points & Best Buy at Beverage Testing Institute.

真野鶴 純米にごり

MANOTSURU “COUNTLESS VISIONS”

Junmai Nigori

«taste»
Countless Visions has light sweetness and sourness which bring refreshing taste. It goes well with potato salad, flied fish and spicy Mexican food.
*Winner of Beverage Worldʼs BevStar Gold Medal

真野鶴 低アルコール純米吟醸

MANOTSURU “Pure bloom”

Junmai Ginjo

«taste»
As the name suggests, " Pure Bloom" is a soft , light and has floral flavor. It's low alcohol content of merely 12% and pure sweetness (SMV -20). With touches of lychee, cherry, milk and vanilla, also well balanced sweetness and acidity, It can surely give you a brilliant mood like that of a sunny day in spring.
It goes well with Tofu and cream chicken when served chilled.
The label shows a map of Japan , home to the Cherry blossom trees.

真野鶴 吟醸

MANOTSURU “BULZAI”

Ginjo

«taste»
Bulzai is made from sake rice "Sado Gohyakumangoku" which characteristics are clean and smooth.
This sake has fresh yellow apple flflavor and notes of white pepper and mineral. Very refreshing. Good with Sushi and grilled fish with salt or sautéed with butter.
*92 points at Wilfred Wong

真野鶴 大吟醸 万穂

MANOTSURU MAHO

Daiginjo

Gold medal at National New Sake Awards2019 IWC(2015,2007) and others

«taste»
Nose of great richness with peach, orange peels and cotton candy fragrance. The entry is elegant, mild and racy. Ends with a lingering finish. Great nuance when served by a wine glass.



MANOTSURU KAMON SERIES

MANOTSURU KAMON SERIES is limited circulation products.
KAMON means Family crest. OBATA family's family crest is Yotsume, or Four diamonds. We made the word which express the essence of this crest.
It is 四宝和醸(Shihowajo) which means Brewing with Four Treasure's harmony.
According the word, we brew sake with the Four treasure of Rice, Water, People and Sado's terroire.
KAMON SERIES are NAMA (non pasteurized) Sake with fresh, lively taste.
You will find the essence of peaceful and powerful image of Sado island.

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