This may not be a very famous sake yet, but I consider it to be one of the best in the world. Watari Bune is the name of an ancient rice that was no longer used due to its delicate nature. The Fuchu Homare Brewery of Ibaraki prefecture, a very small brewery, is the only brewery that uses Watari Bune rice. This sake is very smooth, clean, and complex with the aroma of Japanese apples, peaches, and berries.
It has a beautiful clean finish and goes great with fresh sea urchin sashimi and sea salt, grilled fresh king crab, seasonal vegetable appetizers, or something simple and fresh. I am deeply grateful to this brewery when I sip this sake.