- ABV 12
- Zalto Denk'Art Burgundy Glass
Winemaker Notes: Graceful Chardonnay woven with whispers of new French oak.
Luminous pearls shining by moonlight
Crocus flower, lemon, oyster shell,
almond milk, cashmere and the soft kiss of powdered snow
Cool climate single vineyard origin: Derwent Valley Tasmania 42.6°S
Handpicked on a fruit day on the full harvest moon
Whole bunch pressed, wild ferment en new demi-muid
Matured for 12 months sur lie
Bottled unfined and unfiltered with perfect natural balance
Domaine Simha Rao Chardonnay 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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