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Hirata Unjo Yamanohikari

Yamanohikari is one of Hirata's primary brands enjoyed by locals for a long time, and sake with a traditional, simple taste, a clean mouthfeel and a rich flavour.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Gifu (岐阜)
Rice type
Hidahomare (ひだほまれ)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
70%
Alcohol content
15.5%
SMV
+1
Acidity
1.8
Hirata Unjo Yamanohikari (雲上 山の光)

Hirata Unjō Yamanohikari (雲上 山の光) is a light and moderate type of sake made with Gifu's indigenous Hidahomare sake rice and brewed with spring water from the Miyagawa River. It is a regular evening drink that should be enjoyed warm. Yamanohikari (山の光 "Mountain Light") was named by the late Maeda Bangaku (前田万岳), a Takayama mountaineer, after viewing the sunrise from Mt. Norikura in the Northern Alps.

Yamanohikari is one of Hirata's primary brands popular with the locals, and sake with a traditional, simple taste, a clean mouthfeel and a rich flavour.


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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
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).

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Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
Nose of dried fruits, nuts, fungi, and ripe figs. Mild approach with an elegant sweetness that evolves into refreshing sourness. Crisp and dry with a slight umami and tartness, long and sour finish. This is Hirata's everyday sake that's best consumed warm. Delicate!

Only available as isshobin (一升瓶, 1.8l-bottle).

Hirata Unjo Yamanohikari

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Category
Futsu
Added by
JREF
Views
815
Reviews
1
Last update
Rating
3.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
〒506-0845 岐阜県高山市上二之町 43番地

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