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Wine for sushi, how chic

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Brand NameOroya
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Wine NameSushi Wine
Vintage (Year)2008
AVAVino de la Tierra de Castilla
CountrySpain
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeAiren, Gruner Veltliner, Muscat
Alcohol %11.5%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating8 (on a scale of 1-10)
  

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 Japanese wines.

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.

 

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