Origin: Derwent Valley
Grape(s): Sauvignon Blanc
Style: Medium-bodied white wine aged in amphora
A very eccentric, atypical and slightly oxidative, yet very drinkable, complex and enjoyable Sauvignon Blanc coming from Simha. There is very little typical varietal character here and the style is more in the ‘natty’ white wine camp, with somewhat dominant phenolic notes, some terracotta tones of amphorae and oxidative complexity. However, if you don’t mind that, this is a lovely little drop – the relatively light body of the wine and incisive acidity make it a great food wine.
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.