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Wines With Sashimi & Sushi
wine guywines with sashimi & sushi

Photograhp By chef Andrea SacchiAll too often the only option that comes to mind is sake when one selects a beverage to compliment flavors of sushi and sashimi. This month we asked the super wine savvy - Christophe Le Chatton, to make a couple of alternative suggestions...

With fresh seafood particularly I look for freshness and acidity with some touch of mineral or floral flavors to enhance the components of the raw fish. The acidity is critical to cut through the fatty component of the fish and necessary to keep the longevity and harmony of flavors together.

I would keep away from red wine and wine grape varietals that have been exposed to oak aging, as it would overpower the delicacy of the dish.

Certain dry rose or light champagne could also be a welcome alternative otherwise one of the following would work well.

Riesling Zind Humbrecht
Tokay Pinot Gris Joameyer Grand Cru
M. Deiss
Pouilly Fume Silex D. Daguenau
Chateau Carbannieux Blanc
Chateau Margaux Blanc

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