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Enjoy the fresh acidity and distinct aroma of UMESHU. The characteristic flavour of distilled alcohol made from sake-kasu(sake lees) adds depth to the taste, while the sweetness is slightly subdued so that it brings out the fresh acidity of the young plums. With a gorgeous pink colour, UMESHU can be enjoyed on its own as an apéritif, or with ice or sparkling water.
- ABV (alcohol by volume): 13%
- Recommended storage temperature: 5°C
- Recommended temperature when enjoying: between 10°C and 16°C
- Ingredients: Distilled spirit of French sake lees, French plums "Golden japanese" (26%), French sugar
The distillation process was developed in the search for a way to utilise the sake lees, which increased as more sake was being produced at our brewery. Sake-kasu has long been used in Japan for pickling, cooking, and distilling to make shochu. Based on this knowledge, we succeeded in making brandy from sake-kasu with the cooperation of a distillery located in the south of Paris. During the UMESHU crowdfunding campaign in June 2021, we received over 60,000€ from about 800 supporters, and after a year of trial and error, including applying for liquor tax and distillation methods, we were finally able to bring this product into life.
1% of the sales of this product will be donated to protect the biodiversity of Camargue in southern France. As with the Umehsu crowd-funding in June last year, the donation will be made to SNPN (Société nationale de protection de la nature), a Camargue nature conservation organisation. We will protect the nature of the Camargue, where rice, the ingredient for our French SAKE, is produced, and promote sustainable sake brewing for the next generation.
WE ARE WAKAZE
We are WAKAZE, a sake start-up that has been brewing sake with French ingredients since 2019. With the aim of bringing SAKÉ to the tables of the world, we are challenging the conventional wisdom while respecting tradition. In 2020 we were awarded the platinum prize at the Kura master sake competition.
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