Sato No Homare "Pride of the Village"
Description: This sake is sake history itself. Brewed by the oldest active brewery in Japan, founded in 1147, its current president is a 55th generation family owner. It is one of those "Biblical" sakes. A refreshingly light nose mixed with banana, koji rice and cotton candy, it's full of ripe fruit flavors in a delicious chewy package. Bordering on syrupy, it drinks surprisingly dry. There is a nice backdoor taste of anise. A very good sake for those looking to make the leap from expressive wines.
One word to describe this sake brew: History
Food Pairings: Buttery shellfish, sashimi, and chicken teriyaki
Taste profile: WINE: Chardonnay/Pinot Noir; BEER: Sweet ales
Founded: 1141 (yep...you read that right! 1141)
Seimaibuai (amount of rice left after milling): 50%
Alcohol Content: 15.1%
Sake Meter Value (the lower the sweeter, the higher the drier): +3