HATSUMOMIJI - YAMAGUCHI PREFECTURE

The Hatsumomidi brewery is located in Shunan (Yamaguchi Prefecture) on the Seto Sea. Founded in 1819, during the Edo period, it has been owned by the Harada family for 12 generations. Although it fell on hard times in the 1970s, it was reborn admirably in 2003 under the impetus of Yasuhiro Harada, becoming a "brewery of the four seasons". The idea is to offer customers new, fresh products throughout the year. The volumes produced annually are relatively small, in the region of 300 to 340 goku (54 to 62,000 litres). Hatsumomidi uses water from the Shikano spring in Kano, a little further north in the Chugoku mountains. This light, low mineral content water is the source of the famous Nishiki River. For the rice, only the Yamada Nishiki and Saito no Shizuku strains grown locally in Yamaguchi are used. Saito-no-Shizuku is a unique sake rice from Yamaguchi prefecture. It is produced by crossing Kokuryo Miyako and Saikai 222 (from Yamada Nishiki). Initially called Yamaguchi Sake Number 1, its cultivation is characterised by good resistance to collapse. Brewing trials have been underway since 2003, revealing its ability to add roundness and smoothness to sake. Since then, it has become a very popular and emblematic rice in Yamaguchi prefecture.

Sake brewery Hatsumomidi in Yamaguchi

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Harada Gengetsu Muroka Junmai Daiginjo Japanese sake bottle 72cl
A pale yellow colour. Delicate, light and fresh on the nose. Supple and fluid on the palate, it is also straightforward and elegant. Well-mastered aromas of fruit, muscat, white peach and strawberry. A clean finish. An elegant Daiginjo ! 原田弦月 無濾過純米大吟醸原酒 はつもみぢ(山口県) 72cl - alc. 16%...
€83.00Price
Harada Gengetsu Muroka Junmai Daiginjo Japanese sake bottle 72cl
A pale yellow colour. Delicate, light and fresh on the nose. Supple and fluid on the palate, it is also straightforward and elegant. Well-mastered aromas of fruit, muscat, white peach and strawberry. A clean finish. An elegant Daiginjo ! 原田弦月 無濾過純米大吟醸原酒 はつもみぢ(山口県) 72cl - alc. 16%...
€83.00Price

Japanese sake bottle Harada Gengetsu Muroka Junmai Ginjo 72cl
Yellow highlights. A pronounced nose of rice powder and citrus zest. Notes of ripe fruit. Rich and unctuous on the palate, the attack is as powerful as it is complex, with aromas of dried ripe fruit and apricot. The finish is persistent and pleasant. A Ginjo with a lot of character ! 原田弦月 無濾過純米吟醸原酒 はつもみぢ(山口県) <br...
€46.00Price
Japanese sake bottle Harada Gengetsu Muroka Junmai Ginjo 72cl
Yellow highlights. A pronounced nose of rice powder and citrus zest. Notes of ripe fruit. Rich and unctuous on the palate, the attack is as powerful as it is complex, with aromas of dried ripe fruit and apricot. The finish is persistent and pleasant. A Ginjo with a lot of character ! 原田弦月 無濾過純米吟醸原酒 はつもみぢ(山口県) <br...
€46.00Price

Japanese sake bottle Harada Seiryu Junmai Ginjo 72cl
Delicate, elegant, with floral notes and fruity aromas of pear and white melon. The attack on the palate is as supple as it is fluid. A pleasant evolution, from fruity aromas, rather round, to more character and vivacity. On the finish, it becomes warm, with the appearance of a pleasant bitterness and spices that come just at the right moment. The finish is clean. A...
€44.00Price
Japanese sake bottle Harada Seiryu Junmai Ginjo 72cl
Delicate, elegant, with floral notes and fruity aromas of pear and white melon. The attack on the palate is as supple as it is fluid. A pleasant evolution, from fruity aromas, rather round, to more character and vivacity. On the finish, it becomes warm, with the appearance of a pleasant bitterness and spices that come just at the right moment. The finish is clean. A...
€44.00Price