About The Wine
The Rao is the top Chardonnay from the Domaine Simha portfolio.
Impeccable fruit from a 40-year-old vineyard in the Derwent Valley of Tasmania was hand picked on a fruit day, it was whole-bunch pressed and sent to two new demi-muid to rest for 12 months on lees, then bottled without adjustment or filtering.
This is a powerful Chardonnay, the fruit from these mature vines shining bright. Tasmanian precision acidity backed by deeply concentrated fruit. There's a wild edge here also, enough to keep you engaged and guessing to the last drop.
Only ever made in tiny quantities.
About Domaine Simha
Nav Singh is the man behind the Domaine Simha label. Along with his wife Louise, Nav has built a unique stable of Tasmanian wines under the Domaine Simha banner.
He draws from multiple philosophies when crafting his range. The winemaking is mostly traditional, using low amounts of additives, fermenting in clay amphora, experimenting with varying levels of whole bunch and skin contact. The fruit he sources from the Upper Derwent, Coal River and Huon Valley regions, is all picked according to the lunar calendar ala biodynamics.
At Domaine Simha, new project is always in the works. Nav is never afraid to take a chance or try something new.