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Haneya Junmai Ginjō Ginpu Namazake

Haneya Junmai Ginjō Ginpu Namazake is made of Ginpu rice grown in Hokkaido, which tends to produce a full-bodied flavour. This sake is the second in Haneya's "Sake Rice Exploration Series."
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Toyama (富山)
Rice type
Ginpu (吟風)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
60%
Alcohol content
15%
Haneya Junmai Ginjo Ginpu Namazake (羽根屋 酒米探検シリーズ 第二弾 純米吟醸 吟風)

Haneya Junmai Ginjō Ginpu Namazake (羽根屋 酒米探検シリーズ 第二弾 純米吟醸 吟風) is made of Ginpu rice grown in Hokkaido that tends to produce a full-bodied flavour. This sake is the second in what is Haneya's "Sake Rice Exploration Series" (酒米探検シリーズ). Taking advantage of the unique characteristics of Ginpu sake rice, the sake boasts a generous, well-rounded flavour and a gentle, refined sweetness. The label beautifully depicts the scenery of Mount Pinneshiri (ピンネシリ山), as seen from the Shintotsukawa (新十津川) area, the birthplace of this sake rice.

The aroma is not flashy but elegant, with a subtle hint of melon and a sweet fragrance. Upon tasting, the umami gently spreads, never overpowering but delicately profound. It leaves a beautiful taste that lingers, making you want to savour the aftertaste forever. Serve slightly chilled for a crisp and refined flavour. A slightly warmer temperature is recommended to enjoy the rich sweetness.


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About the brewery

Brewery
Fumigiku Shuzō (Haneya)
Name in Japanese
富美菊酒造 (羽根屋)
Address
134-3 Hyakuzuka, Toyama, 930-2214
Phone
076-441-9594
Website
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Fumigiku Sake Brewery is a small sake brewery based in Toyama City. It has a long history and tradition. It was founded in 1916 and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. The current owner, Hane Keiki (羽根敬喜), worked for a significant fermentation manufacturer in Tōkyō before returning to Toyama to take over his family's business and enter the world of sake brewing.

At the time, sake brewing was carried out by veteran tōji, who had won many awards at competitions. Still, there was generally a big difference in how sake was made between sake for competition and the market. Hane had doubts about this, and to make commercial sake tasty, he came up with the idea of 'making all sake in the same way as Daiginjō'.

This idea, which went against the conventional wisdom of sake brewing, met with fierce opposition from the tōji (master brewer), but he was persuaded to enter the brewery and make the sake himself. A new era of Tomikiku sake brewing began with the same labour-intensive limited water-absorption method as for Daiginjō, which is the key to processing the raw materials for the sake of rice. Hane learnt the sake brewing process from the veteran master brewer and eventually took over the entire process. Today, as a master brewer, Hane directs the brewing of Haneya's sake with the local brewers.

Fumigiku Shuzō currently has two brands, Fumikiku and Haneya, and is considering brewing a new era of sake with Haneya, a special sake produced exclusively for the national market. Haneya sake is made using natural water from Toyama's famous Jōganji River system, which has been selected as one of the 100 best waters in Japan. In addition to the time-consuming limited water suction in small quantities, all sake is carefully kōji-treated using box kōji and lid kōji, methods used only for top-quality Ginjō.

The name Haneya is a long-standing trade name, and the brand is associated with the wish to exist as a sake that lifts the spirits of those who drink it, just as wings do when they soar. Haneya has started a year-round seasonal brewing process and has introduced new standard products, such as the junmai ginjo nama sake Kirabi and junmai Daiginjō Tsubasa, as well as new proposals such as special limited edition sake. Haneya has also won the Gold Medal in the Sake category at the International Wine Challenge, the world's most extensive wine and sake competition, two years in a row, and has won consecutive awards at the Fine Sake Award Japan (ワイングラスでおいしい日本酒アワード) and its new sake value proposition is gaining recognition.

In recent years, Haneya has also been working again on sake brewing using Tominokori, a sake rice produced in Toyama. This rice has attracted worldwide attention, with Haneya Junmai Ginjō Tominokori winning the Platinum Award, the highest award at the Kura Master 2018 sake competition in France.

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Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
Haneya's Ginpu is the second release in its "Sake Rice Exploration Series." Ginpu is a rice variety from Hokkaido. This sake has a fruity nose with hints of green apples, pear, melon, and citric notes. It offers a sweet and solid approach with a slightly creamy texture and some effervescence. A gentle spread of umami flavour complements the full-bodied, sweet mouthfeel. It has a strong yet subtle flavour profile, displaying more mellow sweetness and depth at room temperature while retaining some bitterness.

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Appearance: clear and lemon-green
Nose: clean and medium
Aroma: fruity (green apples, pear, melon), sweet
Sweetness: medium-sweet
Acidity: medium-
Umami: medium
Alcohol: medium
Body: medium+
Flavour intensity: medium+
Flavour characteristics: fruity, sweet
Texture: medium, creamy
Finish: long with lingering sweetness
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Category
Junmai Ginjō
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Reviews
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Rating
4.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
〒930-2214 富山県富山市百塚134-3

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