Before serving the Nirogi sake, the bottle must be shaken properly to blend the sediments with the sake, to obtain the full range of flavor and its signature milky color. The "Morning Frost" Nigori Sake is best served slightly chilled.
The white color comes from it's main ingredient, rice. Normal clear sake is usually filtered to remove grain solids left behind after the fermentation process. However, nigori sake remains unfiltered, resulting in a far cloudier drink, giving a rich, creamy, outstanding flavor and smooth texture. The creaminess is completely natural, and is fruitier than clear style sakes. The nose exudes tropical aromas of coconut and pineapple along with vanilla.
In July 2014, this sake received a Gold Medal from the World Wine Championship Award. It scored 92 points (exceptional):
"Creamy bone white color. Mild aromas of coconut cream and apple bread with a supple and chunky, fruity medium-to-full body and a honeyed pineapple, radish, and banana custard accented finish. A nicely balanced dessert sake."
Rice Milling- 65%
Rice Varietals- Gohyakumangoku