Origin: Derwent Valley
Grape(s): Riesling + Chardonnay
Style: Light-bodied, crisp skin-contact wine made using the tank method
A remarkably well-made, pure and nuanced orange wine that is very savory and simply dead-serious in style. Definitely a crowd-pleaser note to the nose, but offers so much precision on the palate. Chardonnay seems to lend this wine a kind of richness and body while Riesling comes in with the zippiness. The quality here is obviously top-notch and while there’s certain rustic roughness around the edges, the wine is wonderfully pure and precise from the beginning to the end, not showing any excessive funk or such.
Nav Singh is the man behind Domaine Simha – simple philosophy, unmatched experience. In his winemaking, he uses low to no additives, ferments in amphora and experiments with whole bunch fermentation and amphora ageing. Fruit is sourced from Upper Derwent, Coal River and Huon Valley. Some of the best sommeliers of Australia consider Nav’s wines as an equivalent to premium Burgundies that they have been pouring for years. Strong words backed up by stellar quality.