Katsuyama Lei - a sake (only?) for beginners?
Katsuyama has its roots in brewing sake for feudal lords, including a famous samurai, Date Masamune.
This sake was composed to accompany the French cuisine. Opulent aromas of melon. Because of its rich umami flavor and subtle sweetness, it also harmonizes with raw ham, cheese and desserts.
Brewery: Katsuyama Shuzō
Brand name: Katsuyama
Sake name: Lei
Japanese name: 勝山 鴒
Classification: Junmai Ginjō
Rice polishing grade: 55
12% Alcohol [Vol.%]
Rice variety: Hitomebore
Recommended drinking temperature: chilled
Japanese name: Hana-bie/Suzu-bie
Aroma & flavor: honeydew melon, pineapple, mango, semi-sweet
Type: fruity & gentle
Goes well with: desserts-or as an aperitif or digestif
Goes well with: French cuisine, foie gras, terrines, creamy sauces, cheese.
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