Zaku, Junmai, Ho no Tomo

  • Modern Medium
  • France
  • Chardonnay


Product Name Zaku, Junmai, Ho no Tomo
Location 3-9-33, Wakamatsu-Higashi, Suzuka City, Mie prefecture
Head Brewer Tomohiro Uchiyama
Rice Brand Rice produced in Mie prefecture
Percentage of Rice Milling 50%
Alcohol Content 16%
Mother Water Underground water of the Suzuka river



light fresh fruity soft
sharp dry sweet rich

Award history

1st place at the 2017 SAKE COMPETITION
Grand Prix Award Winner at the 2017 U.S. National Sake Appraisal
Gold medal at the 2017 International Wine Challenge
Platinum Medal at the 2017 KURA MASTER

About Brewer

Having drawn critical acclaim and numerous accolades – both within Japan and abroad – this producer has one of the highest-valued sake cellars in the world. Little wonder that it was chosen for the toast and served among the G7 leaders during the 2016 summit held in Ise-Shima. Founded in 1869, the brewery takes advantage of the pristine subterranean water and fertile fields of the Ise Plain – Mie Prefecture – despite which it is the only one to remain operating in the Suzuka region. A commitment to locally-grown rice and small-scale batch brewing, and dedication to craft sake that matches with a variety of modern cuisines, have earned them a legion of fans, including football player Hidetoshi Nakata.

Origin of brand

According to the driving philosophy of Head Brewer Tomohiro Uchiyama, “The value of a sake is a cumulative process, contributed to at every step along the path from brewery to the drinker”. Of the three symbols featured in the branding, Zaku refers to ‘Creation’, and Miyabi to ‘Elegance’ or ‘Grace’, with Satori deriving from the name of the Head Brewer.

About Product

Of the three incarnations of Zaku in a junmai style, Ho no moto offers the ideal balance of flavor and aroma. Presenting an initial scent of lychee and fruit character, proceeding into a subtle sweetness, and finishing with a light aftertaste, it expresses the character of rice grain in a gentle, harmonious manner, as its name suggests.

Suitable Dish

Rolled asparagus with meat, grilled pork with Sansho and miso, abalone steak, potato gnocchi etc.

Recommended Temperature Range

Around 10℃

Recommended Vessel

Small white wine glasses