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2021 Domaine Simha Rao Chardonnay

Derwent Valley, TAS

Rao is the finest Chardonnay from Domaine Simha. Tasmanian Chardonnay in full flight.

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$95.00

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About

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. 

Nav Singh exploring the Tasmanian countryside
Nav Singh exploring the Tasmanian countryside
Derwent Valley, Tasmania
Additional Info

From The Producer

Graceful chardonnay woven with whispers of new French oak 

Luminous pearls shining by moonlight 
Crocus flower, lemon, oyster shell, 
almond milk, cashmere and the soft kiss of powdered snow 

Cool climate, single vineyard.
Origin: Derwent Valley Tasmania 42.6°S
Handpicked on a fruit day on the full harvest moon
Whole bunch pressed, wild ferment en new demi-muid
Matured for 12 months sur lie
Bottled unfined and unfiltered with perfect natural balance

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2031
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker, Nav Singh
Winemaker, Nav Singh
Derwent Valley, TAS
Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up at 12pm from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri). Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

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FaQs

Do I have to order in dozens? No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

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