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Hirata Seme Junmai Daiginjō

Hirata Seme Junmai Daiginjō is a limited edition made of Yamadanishiki rice milled to 35%. "Seme" refers to the last stage of sake pressing when the amount of liquid in the moromi decreases.
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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
+6
Hirata Seme Junmai Daiginjo (平田 責め 純米大吟醸)

Hirata Seme Junmai Daiginjō (平田 責め 純米大吟醸) is a limited edition made of Yamadanishiki rice grown in Hyogo and milled to 35%. "Seme" (責め) refers to the last stage of sake pressing when the amount of liquid in the moromi decreases and more pressure is applied to squeeze out the "seme" (tails or heavy ends). The more force is applied, the more complex the taste becomes. As the moromi becomes more concentrated, the sake will become richer.

The Seme is a dry and rich sake shipped in a 500ml bottle.


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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
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 lucky to get our hands on this limited edition. Fruity nose of green apples so typical for Hirata, viscous and creamy body; rich, with sublime acidity, dense and a bitter-sweet sensation mid-palate. Elegant and mild finish with sour notes.

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Category
Junmai Daiginjō
Added by
JREF
Views
846
Reviews
1
Last update
Rating
4.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
〒506-0845 岐阜県高山市上二之町 43番地

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