Kiuchi Ume Plum Wine
Kiuchi ume wine is made from the juice of green unripe ume. The juice is extracted by preserving the plums in sugar. Much less sweet than the usual plum wine, this has the depth and character of an aged sake and a dry, almost savory finish.
about the producer
It may surprise you that some of Japan's best beers are made by a 200 year-old sake brewery. In fact, beer and sake are not too dissimilar. Both are built on a mash of grain and water, fermented with yeast, and both are best enjoyed with a good meal.
Kiuchi - which still brews sake today - added their beer brewery in 1996, after the Japanese government overhauled a complicated tax law that for years had effectively prohibited commercial beer making by all but a few large corporations. Within a year they had won a Gold Prize for their Amber Ale at a competition in Osaka and haven't looked back since.