NAKATA Kodawari Umeshu Plum Wine
NAKATA Kodawari Umeshu Plum Wine. Umeshu (sometimes called plum wine) is a fruit liqueur created by soaking ume in sugar and alcohol. The osmotic pressure from the sugar extracts the juice of the ume, after which the ume are removed from the liquid. The ume can be green or ripe, which of course affects the aroma, flavor, and color of the umeshu. The most common types of alcohol used are white liquor, nihonshu (Japanese sake), brandy, and shochu (single-distilled Japanese liquor).