Honjozo “Beautiful Lily”
Produced in Akita by the Saiya Brewery, makers of Yuki No Bosha, this is a favorite among locals of the region. Yuri is the name of the local area of Honjo-shi and Masamune is an old term for Japanese sake. This sake is mellow and rustic and has a firm structure, which makes it enjoyable at a range of temperatures, from chilled to warm. Its nutty and earthy notes are balanced by an underlying fruitiness and it complements grilled meats, stews and fish.
Mellow and rustic, with a nutty, mild sweetness.
Best at room temperature or mildly heated; pair with grilled meats, and salty, briny flavors.
Yeast: House Yeast
Alcohol Percentage: 16%
points of distinction
- The competition batch of this sake earned 92 points from Robert Parker recently, one of his top scores.
- The brewmaster of this sake is one of the most esteemed in Japan.
- Super-layered, elegant, complex.
Sake is a product of the natural reaction of koji rice and yeast that as humans we cannot imitate.