Ginga Shizuku Divine Droplets Sake
International Wine Cellar
Very pale yellow. Complex nose offers saline, herbal and spicy notes, with a minty coolness. Wonderfully subtle, complex and precise, with a distinctly ethereal quality, high-pitched minerality and superb lift. Finishes very dry and persistent, with lovely lift. This is made inside an igloo in Hokkaido, in Japan's extreme north, where below-freezing temperature prevents unwanted bacteria from surviving, thus ensuring a very pure sakÃƒÂ©. The clear sakÃƒÂ© is separated from the fermenting rice lees by putting it into canvas bags and allowing the sakÃƒÂ© to drip out overnight (as opposed to pressing it).