Nachi-Kurokomesu is rice vinegar made in the traditional way. Marusho uses the highest quality unpolished sticky rice grown in their rice fields or others near the Kumano River, and subsoil water comes from the same water source as Nachi Falls. All of Marusho products are completely handmade, and it takes a long period (about 500 days) with special care before fermentation is complete.
Nobody in the world but Seiji Kosaka the 3rd president of Marusho Jozomoto can produce vinegar which is made from only unpolished sticky rice and water. Marusho uses very precious undiluted vinegar especially for Nachi-Kurokomesu.
Nachi-Kurokomesu is world class. In 2007, Marusho participated in a contest “Monde Selection” as their first challenge and received the Grand Gold Quality Award: that means they got more than 95 points out of 100.Then they have won the award consecutively in 2008, 2009, and 2010, and were awarded the International High Quality Trophy. Besides, they have won the Superior Taste Award in iTQi (the International Taste & Quality), which is often considered to be more prestigious competition than Monde Selection, for the third successive year in 2009.
Nachi Kurokomesu / Nachi Sticky Rice Vinegar 300ml
Unpolished sticky rice