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Hirata Hiro Black Junmai Daiginjō

Hirata Hiro Black Junmai Daiginjō is made of locally grown Hidahomare rice milled to 50%. It is characterised by a mellow aroma and sweet and sour taste.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Gifu (岐阜)
Rice type
Hidahomare (ひだほまれ)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
50%
Alcohol content
16%
SMV
+3
Hirata Hiro Black Junmai Daiginjō (飛鷺黒 純米大吟醸)

Hirata Hiro Black Junmai Daiginjō (飛鷺黒 純米大吟醸) is made of locally grown Hidahomare rice milled to 50%. It is a solid sake and a far cry from the traditional image of Junmai Daiginjō. It is characterised by a mellow aroma, sweet and sour taste. It is part of Hirata's "Heron" series: the Chinese characters for Hiro (飛鷺) mean "flying heron", while 黒 (kuroi) means "black".


Hirata Hiro Black Junmai Daiginjō (飛鷺黒 純米大吟醸) Hirata Hiro Black Junmai Daiginjō (飛鷺黒 純米大吟醸) Hirata Hiro Black Junmai Daiginjō (飛鷺黒 純米大吟醸) Hirata Hiro Black Junmai Daiginjō (飛鷺黒 純米大吟醸)

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About the brewery

Brewery
Hirata Shuzōjō
Name in Japanese
平田酒造場
Address
〒506-0845 Gifu, Takayama, Kamininomachi, 43 43番地
Phone
0577-32-0352
Website
Online store
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Hirata Brewery in Hida Takayama was founded in 1769. Takayama is almost in the centre of the Japanese archipelago, surrounded by the 3,000-metre-high Hida Mountains. The Hirata were merchants dealing in hair oil and candles in the centre of Hida Takayama. The fifth generation of the Hirata founded the brewery in the Meiji era (1868-1912).

Hidahomare is Gifu's leading rice for sake brewing. In winter, the snow in the Northern Alps moistens the rice fields as subsoil water, and the rice grown there absorbs plenty of nature's bounty. The large grain size, low protein content and high expression of heart white make it ideal for premium sake brewing. Sake made from Hidahomare has a good balance of taste. Hidahomare is used in Hirata's Hida no Hana (飛騨の華) and Hiro (飛鷺), making them excellent 'Gifu jizake'. The brewery uses soft subsoil water from the Northern Alps.

In 2021, Hirata added three new brands: Shōryū no Mai (昇龍乃舞), Takayama (多賀山), and Hiro (飛鷺).

Latest reviews

Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
The Hiro Black pertains to Hirata's divine "Flying Heron" (Hiro) series. This Junmai Daiginjo has a fruity and refreshing aroma of green apples, a bit reminiscent of a chablis—a very gentle approach with notes of blueberries and a slight bitterness mid-palate that melts into reviving acidity. As with all of Hirata's sake, it displays a delicate balance of sweet and sour.

Hirata Hiro Black Junmai Daiginjo
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Category
Junmai Daiginjō
Added by
JREF
Views
1,635
Reviews
1
Last update
Rating
5.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
〒506-0845 岐阜県高山市上二之町43 43番地

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