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Ugo no Tsuki Junmai Ginjō

Aihara Ugo no Tsuki Junmai Ginjō is made of Hattan Nishiki grown in Hiroshima Prefetcure. It is slightly dry and has a gorgeous aroma with a smooth and soft mouthfeel reminiscent of ripe persimmons and peaches.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Hiroshima (広島)
Rice type
Hattan Nishiki (八反錦)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
50% Kōjimai, 60% Kakemai
Alcohol content
16%
SMV
+5
Acidity
1.5
Aihara Ugo no Tsuki Junmai Ginjō (雨後の月 吟醸純米)

Aihara Ugo no Tsuki Junmai Ginjō (雨後の月 吟醸純米) is made of Hattan Nishiki grown in Hiroshima Prefecture. It is slightly dry and has a gorgeous aroma with a smooth and soft mouthfeel reminiscent of ripe persimmons and peaches.


Aihara Ugo no Tsuki Junmai Ginjō (雨後の月 吟醸純米) Aihara Ugo no Tsuki Junmai Ginjō (雨後の月 吟醸純米) Aihara Ugo no Tsuki Junmai Ginjō (雨後の月 吟醸純米) Aihara Ugo no Tsuki Junmai Ginjō (雨後の月 吟醸純米) Aihara Ugo no Tsuki Junmai Ginjō (雨後の月 吟醸純米) Aihara Ugo no Tsuki Junmai Ginjō (雨後の月 吟醸純米)

About the brewery

Brewery
Aihara Shuzō
Name in Japanese
相原酒造
Address
1-25-15 Nigatahonmachi, Kure, Hiroshima 737-0152
Phone
0823-79-5008
Website
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Aihara Brewery in Kure is surrounded by mountains on three sides and by the Seto Inland Sea. Nigata is a small town located to the east of Kure in Hiroshima Prefecture. It is known for the underground water of Mount Noro (膳棚山), considered among the most exceptional waters in Japan, and for Nigata Harbor, which grew prosperous as an important sea transport route. Blessed with the advantages of geography and fertile soils, during the Meiji Era (1868-1912), the town was home to nine saké and 10 soy sauce breweries. The saké brands Ugo No Tsuki and Houken are still produced in the town today.

Aihara Shuzō was founded in 1875, and by 1895 it was brewing saké from 1,700 koku of rice – one of the top three yields in the prefecture. Although operations were suspended for a time during wars, the company has continued to produce saké for all of its histories. The company underwent large changes in 1988 when Junichiro Aihara became president. Determined to make saké of the kind that was delicious to him, he was dedicated to quality above everything else. The company was transformed into a brewery that produced high-quality ginjo saké.

Ugo no Tsuki (雨後の月, the "Moon after the Rain") is the most recognizable of the saké brands produced by the brewery. The brand was coined by the second-generation Aihara Itaru and derives from a short essay titled "Nature and Life", published by the author Tokutomi Kenjirō (徳富健次郎, 1868-1927) in 1900. Tokutomi Kenjirō wrote, "Clear and brilliant in the sky after the rain, the moon shines its light on everything around me."

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Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
Aihara Shuzo is one of the smaller breweries in Kure but seems to have a large local following. Undoubtedly, the Ugo no Tsuki series deserves the attention of those who love the gentle, mild, yet highly aromatic variety of Hiroshima sake. This Junmai Ginjo has a fresh scent of pears, green apples and peach. Delicate, fruity mouthfeel followed by a refreshing, acidic touch. Solid body with a smooth finish and a spicy aftertaste. Intriguing balance of bitterness and sweet fruitiness.

Ugo no Tsuki Junmai Ginjō
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Category
Junmai Ginjō
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Views
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Reviews
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Rating
4.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
〒737-0152 広島県呉市仁方本町1丁目25−15

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