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Harada “Junmai Daiginjo”
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Harada “Junmai Daiginjo”

Yamaguchi prefecture

$52.00 
$52.00
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Like a field of white flowers

Sake brewed with the intention of returning to the beginning and connecting to ancestors, the label has Harada written by a local calligrapher, signaling the plentiful fresh water and rice fields that fuel their passion. This sake has a gorgeous ginjo aroma reminiscent of blooming white flowers—delicate and alluring. The flavor is elegant with sweet rice confectionery and blood orange that flow into a fruit finish.

Characteristics

Brand Harada
Brewery Hatsumomiji
Category Junmai Daiginjo
Subcategory MurokaGenshu
Taste Profile Rich & Dry
Rice variety Yamadanishiki
Yeast variety Association No. 1801,  Yamaguchi (9E)
Alcohol 17.0%
RPR ? 50%
SMV ? -1.0
Acidity ? 1.5
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Harada “Junmai Daiginjo” is cold (40-60°F).
  • Recommended
  • Not Recommended

Region

Harada “Junmai Daiginjo” - Yamaguchi prefecture

Harada is made in Yamaguchi prefecture in the Chugoku region.

Taste Metrics

Tasting Notes

  • Flower

    Flower
  • Anise

    Anise
  • Rice

    Rice

Recommended Pairing

  • Aperitif

    Aperitif
  • Sushi/Sashimi

    Sushi/Sashimi
  • Cheese

    Cheese

Hatsumomiji

Founded in 1819, Hatsumomiji is a tiny brewery facing the Seto Inland Sea. Being completely destroyed in an air raid in 1945 did not stop them from making sake, but a slump in sake sales back in 1985 did halt production. Once the current 12th-generation President Yasuhiro Harada came back to the family business and started winning national tasting competitions, he couldn’t stop there, reviving sake production as brewmaster in 2005. Brewmaster Mie Abe, who was appointed in April 2022, is one of four female brewery workers out of six producing only small-batch junmai sake.

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