- Gifu (岐阜)
- Rice type
- Hidahomare (ひだほまれ)
- Polishing rate (semaibuai)
- Alcohol content
Tenryō Hinoya Junmai Kimoto (日野屋 純米酒 生もと) is made of Hidahomare rice grown in Gifu and milled down to 60%. It is pleasant, with a subtle, mature aroma and a good balance of umami and acidity. Best served lukewarm, universally appreciated, and suitable for warming up.
In 2021, the brewery used only Hidahomare rice, resulting in a milder brew with more raw yeast character. Making full use of the potential of the rice, the deep flavour of the Hinoya makes this versatile sake go well with various dishes, especially seafood and creamy and cheese-based dishes.
About the brewery
- Tenryō Shuzō
- Name in Japanese
- 1289-1 Hagiwarachō Hagiwara, Gero, Gifu 509-2517
Tenryō Brewery is located in Gero City in Gifu Prefecture. It was founded in 1680 and is run as a family business to this day. The founder hailed from Omi-Hino (近江日野, modern-day Hino City in Shiga Prefecture) and was a vassal of Gamo Ujisato. He set up a store in Hida for business and, fascinated by the beauty of the locality, settled there, starting to produce sake and trading other goods. In the Meiji period, sake brewing became the family's main business, and in 1958 the brewery was incorporated as "Tenryo Shuzo Co., Ltd.". The brewery uses special rice called Hidahomare and Yamada Nishiki to a smaller extent. Hidahomare is cultivated by local farmers in paddy fields at the foot of the Northern Alps. "Hinoya" is a brand established to commemorate the 340th anniversary of the brewery's founding.