- Pinot Noir
- ABV 12.5
- Zalto Denk'Art Burgundy Glass
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96+ Points - Stuart McCloskey “Nav Singh, the man behind the wines, declares “A story of terroir; five clones from across a single Derwent Valley vineyard make this a complex, aromatic, spicy style.” The bouquet requires a little time to unfurl – I suggest decanting for 30 minutes or so. The bouquet is multi-faceted and provides immediate appeal of incense, the red fruits infuse beautifully with mineral notes. The blood orange sorbet is unmissable as too are the notes of raspberry. Highly aromatic with a powerful floral lift and subtle woodsmoke. The palate is leaner than the Beauregard, but it doesn’t lack in generosity or character – perhaps ‘fine-tuned’ would be a better description. This is very natural and composed – lovely tension and structure, but the feel is feminine. The tannins are lace-like and provide the faintest of grip, the acidity feels fresh and perfectly judged. The sorbet-like finish is fabulous. Overall, this is a masterclass in ‘less being more.’ Thoroughly enjoyable. Served using Zalto Burgundy glassware. Drink now to 2025.”
Domaine Simha Nature Pinot Noir 2018
"Domaine Simha, which follows biodynamic principles and employs only minimal sulfur in the production. Their micro-batch wines are excellent, but come at a price as a result. Which is scarcely surprising for someone who has made wine at Le Pin and Domaine d’Arlot... Low intervention wines from vineyards across the state, especially some old vines in Tamar Valley. Founded by husband and wife Nav Singh and Louise Radman. Very fine Chardonnay especially." Tim Atkin, 24th January, 2020
The man behind Domaine Simha is Nav Singh who, with his wife Louise produce a range of wines that are some of the most hotly anticipated to be coming out of Tasmania. When tasted by the world’s 50 top sommeliers, Domaine Simha Pinot Noir was rated as one of the top 10 in the world and equivalent to some of the premium Pinot Noirs from Burgundy that they have been pouring for many years. The Simha wines are now poured in some of the best restaurants across the world and allocations are very hard to come by.
Nav developed much of his talents working at Burgundy‘s De L’Arlot in Nuits St Georges, the highly prestigious Château Le Pin and Vieux Château Certain in Pomerol and Château d’Yquem, Domaine Chandon as well as five years spent at Moss Brothers in Margaret River. Nav also has a host of qualificatio... ns which include both Viticulture and Oenology certificates from the University of Adelaide.
Nav believes in a natural approach to winemaking, following biodynamic principles, paying careful attention to the harvesting dates, whole bunch and wild fermentations only using naturally occurring yeasts, basket pressing and bottling his wines unfined and unfiltered for purity and texture. The wines are made in tiny quantities and Nav works in micro batches to ensure production of the highest possible quality.
Nav and Louise spent time searching for vineyards to source fruit from and have partnered with several growers based in the Upper Derwent Valley, Coal River and Huon Valley, whom they work closely with to ensure only the finest fruit is used for their micro batch, single vineyard wines.
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