Five Best Japanese Plum Wines to Try
Plum wines, unlike some other fruit wines, do not have to be served strictly with dessert. The plum wines made in Japan can be served with appetizers or light meals, depending on how sweet the wine is. A few plum wines are strictly dessert wines. The wines on the list below range from the tart to the sweet, so try a few until you find a favorite:
Kinsen Plum Wine. This is a refreshing wine that can be served with lunch or supper during the late summer months. It has a crisp plum flavor and can be combined in a cocktail with other fruity drinks. Try this plum wine with a grilled chicken salad, teriyaki, and of course, sushi.
Takara Plum Wine. This wine is made from ume plums which are native to Japan. This plum is very tart but when processed into wine, has a very sweet flavor. This can be served with appetizers, a cucumber and tomato salad, or any kind of dessert.
Fuki Plum Wine. Now here is a dessert white wine that is sweet, with the taste and aroma of the ume plums once again. It also includes the aromas of grapes, and rice wine, or sake, also popular in Japan. This can be paired with any fruit pie, chocolate pudding cake, or cheesecake.
Gekkeiken Plum Wine. The plums for this wine come from the winery in Wakayama, Japan. These plums are slightly tart with a hint of sweetness. The aroma is that of plum and rice, which makes this wine perfect for serving with meals. This will go well with both Japanese and American food plus any ethnic food that is not too spicy.
Kinsen Plum Wine. This is a sweet plum wine made in Japan. The aroma includes plum, orange, cherry, and rice. Ume plums are used in the making of this wine, which are by far the most popular plums in Japan. Try this with a dessert dish or fruit salad.