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Kurozu Vinegar

An aged artisan amber rice vinegar that is brewed following a tradition dating 200 years back to the Edo period.  Recently brewers have experimented with aging this vinegar, traditionally aging has not been tried.  When aged, the vinegar darkens in color, softens and has a subtle cararmelization. This natural maturity is what differentiates it from traitional brown rice vinegars found throughout Japan.  Using only three ingredients, local organic brown rice, brown rice koji and mountain spring water, the brewer combines these carefully in century old stoneware pots and allows them to ferment naturally.  The natural cylce and ideal climate for the proper fermentation is what makes this vinegar so special.  The entire process takes 1-1.5 years, the vinegar is then aged anywhere from 3-5 years.

96602100 · UPC 730792982207 · 900 mL

 

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Apple Kurozu Vinegar

This vinegar is made using the same process as the Kurozu vinegar, with the addition of apples. The addition of apples to the Kurozu process mellows the bitterness and gives the vinegar much more depth of flavor.

96602110 · UPC 730792882221 · 900 mL

 

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Kurozu Vinegar with Hijiki

This vinegar is made using the same process as the Kurozu vinegar, with the addition of Hijiki Seaweed.  Hijiki Seaweed is a perfect marriage of earth and sea, creating a uniqueness that is special and rare.  Hijiki adds roundness, a balance of bitterness and sweetness as well as a depth to the vinegar.

96602120 · UPC 730792882214 · 900 mL

Vinegars

Master crafted by true vinegar artisans following ancestral methods handed down through the generations.  Created by natural fermentation, these craftsmen combine local brown rice, local ginger, spring water and brown rice koji in large stoneware pots which are then set in the sun for the duration of the natural fermentation process. The pots are stirred by hand every couple of days for the first few months, they are then left alone for six months to a year, depending on the weather, resulting in a one-dimentional clear vinegar.  Each pot is then topped off with spring water then left undisturbed to age, tyically 1-1 1/2 years.

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Ginger Vinegar

Ginger Vinegar is the perfect combination of spice, acidity and the natural floral bouquet only ginger can provide.  The finished product is a perfect balance of spice, nice acidity and pleasant ginger bouquet.

96602140 · UPC 73092882184 · 1.8 L

 

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Matcha Vinegar

Master crafted by true vinegar artisans who combine local matcha leaves picked at the peak of ripeness to their brown rice vinegar.

96602130 · UPC 730792882177 · 1.8 L

 

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Ume Shiso Vinegar

A highlight of the Japanese fruit season is the Ume Plum harvest.  The Japanese plum is seen in many forms, from wine to pickled to vinegar. The harvest of these fruits, typically in June, requires precise timing. The plums go from not quite ripe to perfect in one day, to falling on the ground the next. When harvested, the plums are washed and soaked overnight.  They are then transferred to a wooden tank and salted evenly with sea salt, covered, and left to cure.  After a few weeks a brine forms, this brine is finished and strained and is umesu or plum vinegar. 

96602150 · UPC 730792882191 · 1.8 L

 

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Persimmon Vinegar

Both astringent (Hachiya) and sweet (Fuyu) varieties of local persimmons are tossed in large stoneware pots along with the springwater and koji to protect from putrefaction. The persimmon are picked in the fall and the fermentation process is started right away.  The seasonal schedule of the process of this vinegar is perfect for it to be ready for straining in the spring. The result of this process is a delightful, bright and fun vinegar with many applications. The color is light brown to almost orange and it is unfiltered.  Sediment is left in the final product to allow the vinegar to continue to gain flavor while still in the bottle. The vinegar is a light, bright, citrusstyle  with flavors of a raw persimmon and just the right acidity.

96602160 · UPC 730792982160 · 1.8 L
 

 

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