Ota Shuzo - Umeshu

Ota Shuzo - Umeshu

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Junmai • Pure Rice Sake
Daiginjo • Rice polished to 50% or less
Muroka • No charcoal filtration
Nama • Unpasteurised
Genshu • Undiluted


Rice: Yamada Nishiki
Yeast: #9
Alcohol: 17%
Polish rate: 60%
Format: 720ml

The Ota brewing family traces its ancestry back to 15th-century samurai-poet-monk Ota Dohkan, the architect of Edo Castle, after whom the sakes are named.

This umeshu is made by infusing a year-old sake with nanko-ume from Wakayama Prefecture and a conservative amount of korizato rock sugar for about 6 months, then bottle-aged until release. The result is an umeshu with a depth of flavour unlike any other. Deliciously tart with notes of bitter almonds and sweet marzipan on the palate.