An umeshu produced 100% on a basis of kasutori shochu, i.e. a shochu produced from sake lees, and local plums called Shirakaga ume. An umeshu with umami! because we are on a rice basis. The addition of sugar is moderate because the plums used are very juicy and bring a lot of fruit.
This liquor reveals all the original characteristics of the fruit. It is to be served chilled, with ice or crushed ice. Perfect as an aperitif or light digestive, it can also be served as a shot on a foie gras. It is a wonderful base cocktails.
Vineyard: Tentaka Shuzo
VOL (CL): 72
Tentaka brewery is nestled in the east end of Nasu Nogahara, in a town called Yuzukami. Surrounded by rice fields and mountains, the air and water are clean and fresh. The area is surrounded by three flowing rivers and has managed to avoid tourism.
"If it isn't dry, it isn't sake." These words of founder Motoichi Ozaki set the course for the style of sake Tentaka would achieve, and it remains so even today. They try to brew sake that is refreshing to drink, sake that can be enjoyed each day.