Plum Wine or Ume (Plum Wine, French) Vin de Prune, ital. Vino Prugna, susina, span. Vino Ciruela) is a Chinese wine-containing drink with approx. 10% - 12.5% vol. alcohol content. It has a mild fruity sweet taste and is particularly suitable as an aperitif. It can also be served with ice cubes or filled with sparkling wine. Ume is the name of an Asian species that originates from the genus Prunus. Although it is mostly called a plum, it is related to apricots. The tree originates from China. But this tree was also cultivated early in Korea and Japan. There is also Japanese plum wine called Umeschu. It is produced by marinating the green fruits in a clear brandy (Shochu).