Saika Ginjo Akazu is an authentic red vinegar made using the lees of Yamada Nishiki Daiginjo sake. The lees are first aged for three years before being transferred to large, 1430-gallon wooden vats to undergo static fermentation* for 120 days. Its refined and rich flavor allows it to elevate other ingredients. This unique vinegar is one whose creation requires the expertise of both sake and vinegar production. Outside of its use with rice, this vinegar can be used in dishes like salmon carpaccio and pickled lotus root. It can be also used as a base for vinegar tonics.