Hakutsuru Ume Plum
Hakutsuru, one of Japan's leading sake producers, brings to the table its exquisite Ume Plum wine, a delightful concoction that embodies the essence of traditional Japanese craftsmanship. Infused with the aromatic and flavorful Ume plums, this wine pays tribute to an age-old tradition, offering a harmonious blend of sweetness, acidity, and a touch of bitterness - a true representation of the plum's multifaceted nature.
Nose: The aromatic profile greets with an intoxicating aroma of ripe Ume plums, complemented by subtle hints of marzipan, citrus zest, and a gentle whiff of blossom.
Palate: On the palate, Hakutsuru Ume Plum reveals a luscious sweetness balanced gracefully by the tartness of the Ume plums. Nuances of stone fruit, almond, and a hint of honey intermingle, creating a rich tapestry of flavors that linger and evolve with every sip.
Finish: The finish is long, with the sweet and sour character of the Ume plums leaving a lasting impression, paving the way for a slightly bitter undertone that adds depth and complexity.
Hakutsuru's Ume Plum wine is a versatile partner to a variety of dishes. It pairs beautifully with savory Japanese delicacies such as tempura, yakitori, or sushi rolls with a touch of sweetness. On the western front, consider pairing it with creamy cheeses, charcuterie, or even fruit-based desserts for a delightful contrast. Alternatively, this plum wine can be enjoyed on its own as a refreshing aperitif or a soothing after-dinner drink.