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Kochi yuzushu 500ml (12,5°)

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31,00 € tax incl.

Description Yuzushu is a mix of alcohol and yuzu juice. The yuzu fruits are cultivated in the Kochi prefecture. Once the juice is extracted, it is immediately frozen in order to keep its freshness and flavor. Salt, usually used for preservation is not added here. As soon as the juice is defrosted, the yuzushu is made. It is then pasteurized. Instead of using sake, our producer made the choice to use alcohol. It prevents the evolution of the yuzushu taste and a better preservation. Indeed, sake continues to matured with time and it changes the yuzushu flavor. Nevertheless, the yuzushu is light, with an alcohol volume close to wine. The yuzu fruit bitterness is balanced with a little bit of sugar. A surface sediment full of flavor as been kept in the bottle. 

Appearance: This yuzushu has a pale yellow, opaline color. It is slightly cloudy and shiny.

Nose: The first nose is aromatic: we identify a nicely shaped yuzu. We smell green notes, like the essence of yuzu leaf, but also a floral impression of citrus flowers. The sake is lemony and sweet. After aeration, we stay on citrus fruits, but more ripe and juicy ones, with orange and mandarin.

Mouth: The attack is sweet and slightly astringent. We find the yuzu in the form of juice but also of essential oil. It is round, gourmand. The tasting continues again on a mid-palate with more ripe citrus fruits: orange, clementine, mandarin.

Finish: There is freshness until the finish which is more on flowers and yuzu marmalade.

Pairing : Traditionally yuzushu is enjoyed cold, with ice, as a pre-drink or in a cocktail. It also goes well with meals and especially meat like yakiniku grilled meat, Chinese cuisine or fried dishes. It will be ideally enjoyed with fresh cheese, a lemon cheesecake, a pearl salad with chopped yuzu leaves. Mixed with ginjo sake, the yuzushu will develop a stronger taste. With some yuzu peels, it will have an even more fresh citrus flavor. Try to add a little bit of yuzushu into your black tea, it is delicious ! Finally, do not forget the possibility to drink it after the meal like a limoncello, alone or on top of ice cream for example. 

Serving temperature : Fresh (10°-12°)

Ingredients : Water (62,3%), sugar (17%), alcohol (10,7%), yuzu juice (10%).

Preservation : Keep in a cool dry place away from light. 

Origin : Japan

Shelf life : -

Container : Glass bottle

Excessive drinking is dangerous for the health, alcoholic beverages should be consumed with moderation.

Expecting mothers should not consume alcoholic beverages. The sale of alcohol to minors is prohibited.

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The Takagi Brewery has been located in the city of Akaoka since the Edo era. Its founder, Kiemon Takagi, was first mentioned in 1878 in a stamp register. Akaoka was initially a salt marsh fed by a rich sea, leading to the development of a salt market and the opening of a salt road. The family, originally specialized in sericulture and rice trading, started large-scale sake brewing, in 1884. From 1998, the brewery started to produce sake made from 100% of ingredients from Kochi and to create a variety of rice adapted to sake brewing, “gin no ume”. To this day, Takagi Brewery’s traditions are perpetuated by the 6th generation.

The water used by the brewery to produce sake comes from a groundwater source fed by the Monobe River. The rice used is sake rice from Kochi and the brewery uses 10 different yeasts created in Kochi prefecture since 1987, including a yeast that gives sake melon and banana aroma and a yeast that gives an apple aroma.

Takagi Brewery’s sakes are reputed for their freshness and being easy to enjoy. They can perfectly accompany meals and won several competitions such as the National New Sake Appraisal and more recently, in 2020, received the platinum medal of the London Sake Challenge.

The brewery strives to highlight local products and offer a local, homemade and refined sake, expressing the uniqueness of the region while blending the sake into the gastronomical heritage of the region. Thanks to exchanges and cooperations rooted in the brewery culture (tournaments, festivals) the Takagi Brewery wishes to revive the region suffering from population shrinking.

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