In Osaka Castle, Japan, the garden of Prunus mume cultivars (Japanese apricot, Japanese plum) was flowering. These distinctively pruned small deciduous tree were producing a haze of white and pink flowers. These become highly-scented flowers as they warm in late winter and early spring sunshine and occasionally they are followed by edible but bitter, yellow fruits. Unfortunately I could not read the Japanese cultivar names but they were still beautiful and inspiring the local artists.
Hangin’ out with my homies! Peach, jasmine, and orange blossom on the nose. Loads of white flowers, white plums, peaches, and apples on the palate. This is very high-quality prosecco - drier in style, almost like Champagne. Very elegant. Very clean.