I am just recovering from the 2010 Sake Festival in
Philadelphia, but even before I thought of presenting, or
even attending, I spotted this bottle in the section for
While I didn't have it with sushi, but poached Basa fish
that I prepared extra spicy, I could see this wine being a
nice compliment to sushi in that it has a nice bit of
well-rounded acidity reminiscent of Vinho Verdejo, but it
has the rounding flavors of Macabeo and Albarino. This wine
is composed of 60% Airen, 30% Macabeo and 10% Muscat.
The initial taste is one of a quenching tartness with an
underlying tropical citrus. The viscosity is closer to
becoming a little thicker than medium, and the smell reminds
me of granny smith apples mixed in with peach.
This definitely needs to be consumed with seafood, tuna
tartare, and/or sushi.