Katsuyama Lei 720ml
Size: 720 ml
Class: Junmai Ginjo
Sake Meter Value: -42.0
Rice-Polishing Ratio: 55%
Brewery Location: Miyagi Prefecture
Food Pairings: Prosciutto, Tempura, Western, Chinese or South East Asian Appetizers, Cheese, Uni dishes
Tasting Notes: The name Lei comes from the wagtail, which is a sacred creature in Japanese mythology. The intense, fruity aroma and rich taste of Lei is very similar to fine Japanese muskmelon, and this sake can be enjoyed as an aperitif or starter drink. Pairs perfectly well with meat dishes with sweeter sauce.
How to enjoy Katsuyama sake: Katsuyama sakes are best chilled ahead of time and drunk in a wine glass.
The greatness of Katsuyama sake cannot be appreciated adequately in ordinary sake cups.
If no wine glass is available, choose a tall, wide glass with thin rim, and fill it about one-third full.
Pour a little at a time so that the temperature does not become too warm while drinking.
Brewery: Katsuyama Supreme SAKE co.,Ltd (founded: 1688)
Established in 1688, Katsuyama is a sake brewery with a tradition of well over three centuries. It was created to brew the top-class sake enjoyed exclusively by the feudal lords of the Sendai Domain, founded by Japan’s most famous military commander and respected samurai, Date Masamune, and one of the three major fiefdoms of the era. To this day, Katsuyama carries on the reputation and tradition of its origins as a brewery for the lords.
Brewing only junmai-shu,the true mainstream sake, it is also the pioneer in creating sake with clean umami that goes well with any cuisine, a trend that is starting to take hold in the world of sake.