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Hirata Hiro Tokubetsu Junmai (White)

Hirata Hiro Tokubetsu Junmai (White) is made of locally grown Hidahomare rice milled to 60% and G yeast. It has a softly spreading sweetness, with a lingering aftertaste that quickly fades away.
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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
+2
Acidity
1.6
Hirata Hiro Tokubetsu Junmai (White) 飛鷺白 特別純米

Hirata Hiro Tokubetsu Junmai (White) 飛鷺白 特別純米 is made of locally grown Hidahomare rice milled to 60% and G yeast. It has a softly spreading sweetness, with a lingering aftertaste that quickly fades away. This sake has a light touch. The special production process gives it a gentle mouthfeel, a subtle aroma and a mellow taste. It is part of Hirata's "Heron" series: the Chinese characters for Hiro (飛鷺) mean "flying heron", while 白 (shiroi) means "white". It uses a different yeast than the "Red Heron" and is slightly drier.

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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

Always intoxicating to revisit
Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
Fruity sweetness with more acidity than we noticed in our first review. Refreshing bitterness and a spicy tingle in the end.
It was still one of our favourites, though it seemed thinner and lighter than last time.

Hirata Hiro Tokubetsu Junmai


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Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
Another masterpiece crafted by Hirata. This is the white version of the brewery's "Heron" series: overwhelming nose of green apples, creamy and smooth texture, with a fruity sweetness that melts into savoury bitterness and finishes in refreshing sourness. This sake is silky as satin.

Hirata Hiro Tokubetsu Junmai (White)
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sake information

Category
Tokubetsu Junmai
Added by
JREF
Views
1,286
Reviews
2
Last update
Rating
4.50 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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