Hakuryu Ume-shu

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Description:  This plum sake was made by soaking premium plums in sake for four months and adding a touch of sucrose. The nose is filled with plum, white raisin, and honey elements. Round, smooth and chewy there is a carnival of sweet and juicy flavors to behold. Look for plum and white grape tones mixed with hints of honey and raisins. This is very much a dessert brew along the lines of a Sauterne with fat and plump sweet expressions that drink smoother than the usual tanginess of ume-shu. Add an ice cube for even more sweetness that balances out the richness of the brew. Think after dinner drink and smile with the gentle sweetness.

One word to describe this sake brew: Sweet

Food Pairings: Assorted Cheeses, Rich and Creamy (Creme Brulee, Custards), Chocolates (Cakes, Fudges), Fruit (Parfaits, Pies)

Taste profile: Dessert wine

Brewery: Hakuryu [haku-ryu] Shuzo
Sake Type: Ume-shu (Plum-flavored sake), Junmai
Bottle Size: 500ml
Founded by: Shirai Family in 1839
Prefecture: Niigata
Toji (Master Brewer): Yuzuru Yamakawa & Shinji Shirai; Yamakawa-san has been making sake for more than a half century.
Ingredients: Ricetype: Junmai sake rice; Plum: "Koshino Ume" premium plum grown in Niigata; Fructose; Water: Underground water from Agano-fukuryuusui; No sulfites, no preservatives. **This premium ume-shu (plum sake) is made by soaking specially grown "Koshino Ume" plum in junmai sake for four months and adding fructose.
Seimaibuai (amount of rice left after milling): 70%
Alcohol Content: 15.50%
Sake Meter Value (the lower the sweeter, the higher the drier): -62
Sweet or dry: Very sweet
Body: Medium to Full
Acidity: 13.1
Amino acids: 2.0
Serving temp: Chilled