Domaine Simha Pinot Noirs
Winery : Domaine Simha
Domaine Simha is already considered one of Tasmania's 'avant garde' producers after barely 3 vintages. It was founded by winemaker Nav Singh - experience at Mountadam, Dom de L'Arlot, Le Pin/Vieux Chateau Certan - and Somm/journalist/marketer Louise Radman.
Nav Singh explains Domaine Simha's non-interventionist/au natural way of doing things as a matter of 'letting the wines come to us'. He could easily grab the 'natural wine' banner, that is so currently fashionable, but focuses instead on revealing the nuances and idiosyncrasies of each season and plot of land as they are. Singh/Radman work very closely with growers in the Derwent, Coal and Huon Valleys.
The wines are fascinating, and delicious.
Only 2-3 barrels/amphorae are made of each wine, therefore supply is extremely limited. All are fermented with wild yeast, unfined and unfiltered. In same cases, stock amounts to a few bottles only.
2015 Lionheart Amphora Pinot Noir: Kentish cherry pie, candied orange rind, dried cranberry. Silky, supple, stemmy, vivacious, but surprisingly richer than you initially expect.
2015 Domaine Simha RAMA Pinot Noir: A gentle but profound expression of pinot. Sweet, dark cherries, resin, smoky stems... Glycerol flow over the palate - seamless, finest of fine tannins, flavours build.