|Brand||Tanaka 1789 X Chartier|
Continuing in the art of blending to handcraft junmai sake with more natural acidity and umami appealing to wine lovers around the globe, this very limited blend of 1,789 bottles commemorating the founding of Tanaka Shuzoten in 1789 will be available in wooden wine cases of three, was born during a tasting session at Niepoort winery in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal in February 2022 with Dirk, his son Daniel, and Chartier. It is a blend that embodies the mineral style trait of Niepoort and the “winey” fruity character that TANAKA 1789 X CHARTIER is known for.
The result is a very vinous blend having the soul of sake but also the liveliness of spirit and the fullness of a high end quality white wine. The first of two planned collaborative blends, this first sake is a blend of seven junmai sakes resulting in a profile that is at once dense while fresh, deep but light, round and so vertical, a sake with umami, green tea expressions, some reduction and some saltiness. Capturing the best of both worlds of Japanese sake and European white wine. The second sake blend will be available in a limited quantity of 1,842 bottles commemorating the founding of the Niepoort port house in 1842.