Sato No Homare

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Sato No Homare
Information detail
Kind of sake Junmai Ginjo
Prefecture Ibaraki
Region Kinki, Hyogo
Rice Yamada Nishiki
Rice Polishing 50%
Alcohol 15.1%
Yeast Brewer's Original
SMV +3
Acidity 1.3
Price Very Expensive
Market size 300ml, 720ml

Meaning: Pride of the Village

It is Japan's oldest active brewery's product. 89 points by Stephen Tanzers. Sato No Homare is one of the elegant and premium sake that you must try.


Green-yellow color. Pleasing aromatic nose of lime, apple, pear, strawberry. Some people may comment laced with violets, pear and grape nose notes. Herbs and some mints hint may noticable. It is complex and multilayered flavors inside this sake. Flavors of licorice and pears may emphasize the medium dry impact. Some people also agree that there are pineapple, some pepper spice. Medium bodied, clean and bright. Moderate dryness, refreshing and long clean finish. The balance of the acidity and the fruit is unlike any other.

The best temperature

Chilled around 40F is perfect temperature. However, room temperature is also good.

Food pairing

Sweet dishes, sweet dessert. Teriyaki, yakitori with teriyaki sauce. This sake also good as aperitif.

About the brewer

Sudo Honke, founded 1141 in Ibaraki. Mitsuo Fujiwara and Hideo Segawa are their master brewers. Yoshiyasu Sudo is the 55th generation owner. This brewery has 850 years history.

Perfect Glass

Pinot Noir or Burgundy sake glass is perfect. Cold sake glass is acceptable.