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Fukuchō Hattansō Junmai Ginjō Hybrid Kimoto

Fukuchō Hattansō Junmai Ginjō Hybrid Kimoto is made of Hiroshima's native Hattansō rice and Hiroshima yeast. It has a complex and deep flavour while maintaining the delicate character of the Hattansō and the beautiful aroma unique to ginjō.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Hiroshima (広島)
Rice type
Hattansō (八反草)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
Kōjimai 50% Kakemai 60%
Alcohol content
15%
Fukuchō Hattansō Junmai Ginjō Hybrid Kimoto (富久長 八反草 純米吟醸 ハイブリッド生酛)


Fukuchō Hattansō Junmai Ginjō Hybrid Kimoto (富久長 八反草 純米吟醸 ハイブリッド生酛) is made of Hiroshima's native Hattansō rice and Hiroshima yeast. In 2013, Fukuchō devised a hybrid shubo (酒母, sake starter) that combines high-temperature saccharification with traditional kimoto shubo. The hybrid kimoto is the result of refining this new technology and maximizing the Hattansō revived by the brewery. Fukuchō aimed for a complex and deep taste while maintaining the delicate character of the Hattansō and the beautiful aroma unique to ginjō—the umami flavour can be enjoyed in a wide temperature range from chilled to room temperature.


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About the brewery

Brewery
Imada Shuzō
Name in Japanese
今田酒造
Address
3734 Akitsuchō Mitsu, Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima 739-2402
Phone
0846-45-0003
Website
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Imada Brewery is located in Akitsu, Higashi-Hiroshima, facing the Seto Inland Sea and was founded in 1868. Hiroshima is one of Japan's top regions of sake production; the prefecture ranks among the top six in annual sake production. The region is famous for its soft water and smooth sake with a solid, lively fragrance. The brewery is run in the fifth generation by Imada Miho (今田美穂), one of the few female tōji (brewmaster) in Japan. She learned the trade from her father, Imada Yukinao but also enrolled in the National Research Institute of Brewing and later graduated from Meiji University's law faculty. After working for the cultural activities section in a Tōkyō department store, she returned to Hiroshima and took over the brewery. In 2020, the BBC included her in their list of the world's 100 influential women of the year.

Hiroshima is renowned for its ginjō-style sake varieties with beautiful fragrances and refined flavour. Imada Miho has continued and perfected the art of ginjō: in 2017, her Fukuchō ginjō won the platinum award for Junmai sake at Kura Master 2017, an annual contest selecting the best sakes from over 550 sake brands across Japan. Imada also experimented with heirloom rice varieties that had been out of use for centuries, created her hybrid yeast starter, and experimented with white kōji.

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Latest reviews

Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
Fruity nose of green apples and pears. Well-rounded, with a refreshing yet moderate acidity, notes of fungi, plenty of umami, a slight effervescence, and a short, mild finish. Mellow yet fragrant and crisp, this epitomises the Imada craftswomanship!

Fukuchō Hattansō Junmai Ginjō Hybrid Kimoto
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Category
Junmai Ginjō
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JREF
Views
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Reviews
1
Last update
Rating
4.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
〒739-2402 広島県東広島市安芸津町三津3734

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