Hinomaru Junmai

Hinomaru

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Brewery Description

Founded in 1689, the auspicious name, "Hinomaru" was conferred on the brewery by the ruling warlord. It remains the only sake brewery in Japan with the right to use the name Hinomaru,representing "Rising Sun," which is synonymous with Japan.

Current President, Mr. Joji Sato, proudly upholds the 330-year old commitment and devotion to excellence in sake making.

Master brewer, Mr. Ryouji Takahashi is the recipient of the esteemed Imperial Chrysanthemum Yellow Ribbon Award for "unprecedented achievement in sake craftsmanship and exemplary personal character."

Tasting Notes

Hinomaru Junmai has a floral aroma with fruity notes of honeydew. On the palate, this sake is delicate and lean, with pear, fennel and herbs and a rich and smooth finish.

Food Pairing

The floral and fruity notes of Hinomaru Junmai make this sake a great pairing for "Robata" or grilled foods, including: gamey meats, pork, and roasted root vegetables. 

Production Information
Milling percentage:
75 %
Alcohol:
15.1-17.0 %
Rice:
100% Akita Sake Komachi
SMV:
6.5
Yeast:
K1801
Acidity:
1.4
Serving Temperature:
Serve Chilled
Size:
720mL
Production & Aging Practices
Aging Length:
6-18 months
Aging Type:
Tanks
Pasteurization:
Once
Pressing:
Yabuta

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