First brewing of the LEI series, started in 2011, was discontinued due to the Great East Japan Earthquake, was resumed and completed in 2012. The original plan was to use Yamadanishiki rice cultivated in the best rice fields from Hyogo Prefecture.
Taste and smell are a unique experience: powerful notes of ripe galia melon, candied quince and dulce de leche.
First taste : sweetness of glucose coming from the rice gives a very soft first impression, while the fullness covers the palate and gives a sensation of juiciness.
Final taste : the true quality of Katsuyama is its subtle and never dominating sweet taste. These final notes fade slowly, as for the best natural wines. Of all sake produced from Yamadanishiki cultivated in “Special A” rice fields
(the highest quality fields existing) in Hyogo Prefecture (35% polished), Diamond is ranked top, followed by Ruby Label and Emerald Label.
Our perfect combination : Lei Emerald has a fruity flavor, more charming to European palate than a traditional sake. It is a must-have for wine enthusiasts.
It can be served with a multitude of dishes, but will truly express itself with meat: grilled,roasted or stewed.
Important : take a sip of Lei Emerald first before tasting the meat.