Crafted by hand in micro batches, just 2-3 barrels of each Domaine Simha wine are made. At heart lies Tasmania’s pristine natural environment, sparkling air and ancient soil. Hunting out magical vineyards in the upper Derwent, Coal River and Huon Valleys, Domaine Simha partners with expert growers. The dream is to plant their own patch of earth some day.
Nav Singh mastered the craft of wine in Australia and honed his skills in the prestigious chateaux of Burgundy and Bordeaux. His Single vineyard wines are shaped au naturel to harness the provenance of epic Tasmanian terroir and season. Methods embrace harvesting by lunar cycle on fruit and flower days, whole bunch wild fermentation with traditional pigeage, maturation in custom demi-muid oak and clay amphorae, basket pressing, bottling unfined and unfiltered with perfect natural balance. The house of Simha originates from sanskrit for lion. To honour an heroic heritage, Domaine Simha wines take their titles from royalty and legends of the East.
50 dozen (600) bottles produced
Aromatic pinot noir crafted in clay amphora.
Living wine relying on ancient knowledge and intuition.
Energetic wine of expressive character and lo-fi technique. Domaine Simha Amphorae wines are crafted in white clay fermentation vessels. Derived from the cosmic golden ratio, the ovoid shape promotes a gentle passive convection current. Wine is energised by constant motion and naturally maintains a stable temperature. Micro porosity allows wine to breathe and evolve over time. Intricate geometric patterned Amphorae labels reference the exquisite architectural beauty of jali screens carved in stone.
Beautiful vista, dappled sunlight in a valley of ferns.
Viola, evergreen, bramble berry, petrichor, clouds of butterflies.
Cool climate single vineyard origin: Derwent Valley Tasmania 42.6°S
Handpicked on a flower day after the harvest moon
Wild ferment in clay amphora 90 days on skins, matured 6 months sur lie
Basket pressed, bottled unfined and unfiltered with perfect natural balance