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Hirata Junmai Daiginjō Takayama

Hirata Junmai Daiginjō Takayama is one of Hirata's top premium sake. The finest sake rice, Yamadanishiki from Hyōgo Prefecture, is polished to 35% and brewed with Hida subsoil water.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Gifu (岐阜)
Rice type
Yamada Nishiki (山田錦)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
35%
Alcohol content
16%
SMV
-1
Hirata Junmai Daiginjō Takayama (多賀山 純米大吟醸)

Hirata Junmai Daiginjō Takayama (多賀山 純米大吟醸) is one of Hirata's top premium sake. The finest sake rice, Yamadanishiki from Hyōgo Prefecture, is polished to 35% and brewed with Hida subsoil water. It has a gorgeous ginjō aroma and a fruity, elegant sweetness. It is recommended as an aperitif and after-dinner drink.

IWC tasting notes:

Opulent style with orange blossom, pear, candied and dried melon, dried mango and shiso. Finely textured with a clean finish.


Awards:

  • Feminaries World Wine Competition 2022 Gold Medal in the Sake Junmai Daiginjō category
  • International Wine Challenge 2022 Sake Junmai Daiginjō Competition Recommended Sake
  • Wineglass Delicious Sake Awards 2022 Gold Medal in the Premium Daiginjō category
  • 2021 CINVE Spanish SAKE Competition Gold Medal

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2023 edition:

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Hirata Sake Brewery (平田酒造場)

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

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Pale Yellow
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The Takayama is a true gem. It won the International Wine Challenge 2022 in the Junmai Daiginjo category—fruity nose with hints of blueberries, melon, and banana. Rich taste with a crisp bitterness and just the right amount of acidity. Lingering finish with a spicy tingle at the end. It's heavenly but pricey.

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Takayama Junmai Daiginjo is one of Hirata's top premium sake. The name "Takayama" refers to the old castle mountain known as "Shiroyama". It has an elegant, fruity nose with floral accents. Refreshing and solid sweetness and moderate acidity render this well-balanced junmai daiginjo an unforgettable delight.

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Category
Junmai Daiginjō
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Location
〒506-0845 岐阜県高山市上二之町43 43番地

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