Toko Ginjo Umeshu
梅酒 光 吟 醸 梅酒
It is with tremendous excitement that we can offer this unique Umeshu from Kojima Sohonten. Made as "Kasutori" Umeshu, the brewery first produced a distillate of Kasu (fermented rice material) from Junmai Ginjo sake. This results in a fine Ginjo Shochu to which are added green, unripe Ume plums and rock sugar. Yamagata, is one of Japan's major fruit producing regions, giving Toko access to premium Nanko Ume plums from the local area. The viscous Ginjo Umeshu has a very inviting aroma of daikon, pear and apricot kernel. The taste is equally friendly, in which a floral, nectar sweetness forms the first layer. The complex taste contains recognizable notes of peach and marzipan, but also a reminiscence of something more indistinct, like cold steel, or just mineral purity. It is a finely balanced taste where you also sense a some tannins from the unripe plums. Expect an enjoyment and sensory impressions that are incomparable to the taste of standard Umeshu.
Major National Plum Sake Competition: Triple Crown
Tenma Tenjin Plum Sake Competition 2012 Champion
Mito Plum Festival Plum Wine Competition 2014 spirits based plum sake category: Gold Award Japan Domestic Plum Sake Tasting Competitions standard category: Champion
Serving suggestions: Ginjo Umeshu goes great with mild, creamy cheeses like brie, fruity chevre, or sour berries, like currants and gooseberries.
Drinking temperature: Directly from the fridge! (on the rocks in summer).
- Content: 500ml
- Alcohol: 11%
- Umeshu type: Ginjo Kasutori (Shochu based)
- Umesort: Nanko
Brewery: Kojima Sohonten, Yamagata Prefecture