Using an ancient red rice varietal locally cultivated in Yamagata yields an elegant rose & purplish hue to this sparkling sake. Great as an apéritif and also an excellent accompaniment throughout an entire meal.
Yamagata prefecture produces some of Japan’s best & most renowned sakes. A confluence of various elements would account for that; exceptionally soft & clean water, long, cold and bitter winters - the perfect climate for sake brewing and the relentless pursuit to brew sakes of outstanding quality.
5 small breweries made a decision in 1972 to pool together their resources so that collectively, they could offer sakes of a much higher quality. Today, Rokkasen ranks among one of Yamagata’s best, with impressive accolades and in 2014, the Hitotoki Sparkling Junmai was selected to be served onboard ANA First Class cabin.
A thoughtful balance, where fresh & progressive technology is introduced alongside time-honored brewing traditions provides Rokkasen with a platform to offer an inventive & quality driven product range.