Gianluca Franzoni ume orchard

Collaborating with a cacao master

We proudly introduce a first-of-its-kind umeshu, produced in collaboration with cacao master Gianluca Franzoni of Domori Chocolate. Gianluca’s goal was a liqueur that’s a perfect pairing for fine cacao. After sampling varieties of ume fruit and touring the agricultural region he decided on the rare Gojiro type ume from the Nagano area of Tanabe City for their crisp acidity and fine tannins. To delicately brew and age the umeshu he chose traditional Shigaraki amphora from Japan, and added a carefully measured amount of the finest European sea salt to accentuate Gojiro’s minerality and allow umeshu’s natural umami to blossom.