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Six Senses Yao Noi launches an exclusive Syrah Rosé by Thai winemaker Nikki Visootha Lohitnavy

September 12, 2013 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

Following on from the wonderful success of the Six Senses Chenin Blanc wine launched in November 2012, Six Senses Yao Noi has seen a very successful launch of a second exclusive wine, the Six Senses Syrah Rosé.
For the Hilltop Reserve launch on 16th August, wine maker Nikki Lohitnavy – Thailand’s most dynamic, youngest and only female graduated oenologist and viticulturist, flew in to the resort to present the Rosé to guests and the resort team.

The fresh, vibrant Rosé is produced from one hundred percent Syrah grapes grown in Thailand’s Asoke Valley, which is a two hour drive north-east of Bangkok. Together with the resort, Nikki produced this exciting and fresh wine, which shows a red berry fruit and hint of red flowers on the nose, with a fresh citrusy acidity along with a ‘tutti-fruity’ finish.

The wine is produced exclusively for Six Senses Yao Noi, expressly with the cuisine in mind. It captures the essence of the resort, which is all about freshness, and innovation. It is sustainably produced – a key factor for the resort.

The 500ml bottle means it is perfect for a couple of glasses around the pool, during a cruise boat excursion into the Phang Nga archipelago or just as a souvenir to keep good memories of the great time at Six Senses Yao Noi. It is bottled with a screw-cap to ensure that the wine remains youthful and fresh after opening if not consumed right away.

Nikki Lohitnavy is the youngest winemaker in Thailand, who just happens to be a woman. She studied Oenology at Adelaide University in Australia. When she arrived there in 2005 she was the first Thai student to take the intensive four-year course, which involves both viticulture and winemaking. She graduated with honours and along the way she was awarded the Foster Wine Estates Prize for excellence in winemaking, plus the Wolf Blass Prize.

Nikki’s family travelled to Six Senses Yao Noi a few years ago to do a GranMonte wine dinner. The resort and Nikki realised that there are a lot of synergies in terms of similarities in their philosophy of sustainability and sense of place. This is when she started discussing with the General Manager, Manish Puri and Executive Chef, Anthony Reynolds the possibility of working together to create unique wines.

Launch of the exclusive Six Senses Syrah Rosé

Launch of the exclusive Six Senses Syrah Rosé: from left, Manish Puri – General Manager, Nikki Lohitnavy – Winemaker, Harshal Shah- Executive Sommelier, Anthony Reynolds – Executive Chef.

Main Pool at the Hilltop Reserve, Six Senses Yao Noi

Main Pool at the Hilltop Reserve, Six Senses Yao Noi

Six Senses Yao Noi Syrah Rosé

Six Senses Yao Noi Syrah Rosé by Thai winemaker Nikki Lohitnavy of GranMonte vineyards

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