Fukucho Junmai "Seaside Sparkling"
The nose on this secondary bottle fermented (not carbonated) sparkling brew is a tight collection of yogurt, cream, yeast, citrus, and Lemonhead Candy aromas. Talk about a fun, bright, and very Brut-like sparking sake that was made specifically for all things that come from the sea like oysters, shellfish, and the other goodies. So by definition it needs to be crisp, tight and dry and that is exactly what the female master brewer made, except she went a step further and used a white koji (mold) to bring out a citrus pop! It drinks brighter and fruitier in a Champagne flute with tight bubbles and a great citrus tingle. Look for pear and crisp apple hints with a clean and compact crisp finish. WORD: Crisp WINE: Brut Sparkling Wines BEER: Crisp Ales FOODS: Champagne fare and all seafood.