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Hanaharu Nojun Junmaishu

Junmai sake, with umami from rice and pleasant acidity, made in Aizuwakamatsu.

Sake specs

Prefecture
Fukushima (福島)
Rice type
Maihime (舞姫)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
55%
Alcohol content
15-16%
SMV
-1.5
Acidity
1.7
Hanaharu Nojun Junmaishu (濃醇純米酒) is made of "Maihime", rice from Aizu, by aging at low temperature. A nojun junmaishu with a perfect balance of acidity. The brewery describes it as medium dry with a mild fragrance. Best served hot, lukewarm, at average temperature, or cold.

Awards:

  • Slow Food Japan 2013 Sake Contest Gold Award
  • Slow Food Japan 2014 Kanzake Contest Gold Award
  • WGO Sake Award 2011 Gold Award

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About the brewery

Brewery
Hanaharu Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Japanese name
花春酒造株式会社
Address
24-1 Omimae, Kozashimachi Oaza, Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture
Phone
0242-22-0022
Website
Hanaharu Sake Brewery is located in Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, and was founded in 1718 by Miyamori Kyūemon (宮森久右衛門), a descendant of the Ōuchi clan (大内氏). Kyūemon established his sake brewery at the east gate of Tsuruga Castle and named the brewery Izutsuya (井筒屋) and the sake Tenshomune (天正宗). In 1788, the Aizu domain retainer Tanaka Gensai (田中玄宰) encouraged the development of new industries and laid the foundations for Aizu's traditional industries. Aizu became known as a sake brewing centre. In 1868, the Boshin War broke out, and the imperial troops rushed into Aizu to defeat Matsudaira Katamori, the lord of the Aizu domain who had served as governor of Kyōto. The castle was engulfed in flames and the Izutsuya Brewery was destroyed. The fifth generation of Kyūemon's descendants quickly rebuilt the brewery and resumed sake production. In 1953, the brewery was renamed Hanaharu Sake Brewery Co., Ltd. In 2018, it celebrated its 300th anniversary.

Hanaharu also offers brewery tours.

Latest reviews

Dry and rich
Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
A tokubetsu junmai produced in one of the oldest sake breweries of Aizuwakamatsu. It has a nose of koji and rice with hints of dried fruits. Relatively dry, it has a nice flavour of umami and moderate acidity. We had it chilled, but it can also be enjoyed at room temperature or heated. It can also be paired with richer Western dishes.
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