Notes: While most plum wine or sake is made with shochu, fermented plums, or grapes with plum flavors added, this is the only "ume-shu" crafted with premium Japanese sake and the region's highest quality ripe green plums, or "shiro-kaga". The plums are soaked in sake for over three months to achieve a rich, sweet aroma and subtle plum flavors.
Quality Grade: Premium Sake
Plum: Aodani. The Aodani (Green Valley) is Kyoto's largest plum orchard with over 10,000 plum trees
Brewery Name: Kizakura
Brewery Location: Kyoto Prefecture
Toji (master brewer): Mr. Takakura
Tasting Notes/Food Pairing:
This is a semi-sweet sake with ample aromas of almond and marzipan. Perfectly ripe plum flavors dominate the palate while the smooth, slightly sweet, and lip-smacking long finish ensures you'll want another sip or glass!
Enjoy chilled Tozai Plum in a small white wine glass straight or on the rocks. Or try these cocktail suggestions for some fun with the plum!
Plum Spritzer: Pour Tozai Plum over ice, add club soda
Plum Bellini: Mix equal parts Tozai Plum and your favorite bubbly. Add a spoonful of plum puree. Garnish with a slice of plum.
Plum Martini: Add 1 part Tozai Plum to 2 parts Citron Vodka, fresh ginger simple syrup, & a squeeze of fresh lemon in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, shake, and serve. Garnish with a slice of ginger.