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Hirata Hiro Tokubetsu Junmai (Red)

Hirata Hiro Tokubetsu Junmai is made of locally grown Hidahomare rice milled to 60% and G2 yeast. It has a gorgeous scent and gentle acidity reminiscent of apples.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Gifu (岐阜)
Rice type
Hidahomare (ひだほまれ)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
60%
Alcohol content
16%
SMV
+1
Hirata Hiro Tokubetsu Junmai (飛鷺紅特別純米)

Hirata Hiro Tokubetsu Junmai (飛鷺紅特別純米) is made of locally grown Hidahomare rice milled to 60% and G2 yeast. It has a gorgeous scent and gentle acidity reminiscent of apples., characteristic of G2 yeast from Gifu. It goes down smoothly and leaves a mild aftertaste. It is part of Hirata's "Heron" series: the Chinese characters for Hiro (飛鷺) mean "flying heron", while 紅 (aka) means "red".

Hirata Hiro Tokubetsu Junmai (飛鷺紅特別純米)Hirata Hiro Tokubetsu Junmai (飛鷺紅特別純米)Hirata Hiro Tokubetsu Junmai (飛鷺紅特別純米)

Hirata Sake Brewery Takayama Hirata Sake Brewery Takayama

Hirata Sake Brewery Takayama

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
We were exalted to revisit what we call the "apple sake" for its fruity nose and strong aroma of green apples and pears. It had an even more refreshing sourness than we noticed in our first sitting. Its fruity acidity makes it an ideal pairing for
savoury meat dishes. One of our top favourites.

Hirata Hiro Tokubetsu Junmai (Red)
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Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
We are very impressed with Hirata's "Red Heron" label. We reviewed their Shiboritate a few days ago, and the regular Tokubetsu Junmai is of the same calibre! Multi-layered, well-rounded, deep, and of rich character, it boasts a fruity nose of apples and pears with alcoholic overtones. Quite tangy in its approach, it turns to a lovely tender sweetness mid-palate, only to transition to a sour finish with marked notes of stimulating bitterness. This is a very complex and refined sake!

Hirata Hiro Tokubetsu Junmai
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Category
Tokubetsu Junmai
Added by
JREF
Views
916
Reviews
2
Last update
Rating
5.00 star(s) 2 ratings
Location
〒506-0845 岐阜県高山市上二之町43 43番地

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