Oze no Yukidoke Junmai Daiginjo "Ozé x Rosé"
The nose on this very unique sake is a cool collection of grapefruit, cranberry, tomato water, grass, Sherry, and yeasty aromas. Say hello to a sexy and wonderfully delicious Junmai Daiginjo that drinks as great as it looks. It is juicy but dry, crisp and a little tart, sweet but not too sweet. Basically it is a ballroom dance in a glass with hidden layers of flavors that taste differently with your eyes closed. Yup the color can trick the palate. With eyes open taste the plum, cranberries, and crisp red tart apples, and with the eyes closed taste the sweet rice, orange, and apricot flavors that all dance on smooth fluid that ends with a SweetTart finish. Wait! What about the color? The brewers were the first to use a red colored yeast called “Sekishoku Kobo” that gives this brew its great looks and unique flavors. With a lower alcohol content of 12% this Genshu drinks better in a larger glass. WORD: Unique WINE: Tart Reds/Crisp Dry Whites BEER: Crisp Ales FOODS: Champagne fare, fresh seafood, oysters, shellfish