The Tomich family hails from the Adriatic Coast in Croatia where winemaking is a way of life. Jack Tomich Senior arrived in Australia in 1903 bringing with him all of the grape growing and winemaking skills of his forefathers. 3 generations of grape growers and winemakers later, the Tomich family now owns one of the best sites in the Adelaide Hills and had kept its ancestral way of softly farming the land and is pushing for sustainable growing practices.
From estate block Q1, planted to the Bernard/Dijon clone 96, wild-fermented, including mlf, matured for 18 months in French oak (30% new). The mlf (said to precede the alcoholic fermentation, which is impossible) has worked well, giving the wine elegance and balance. Melon, nectarine, crushed almond and fig banish citrus from the flavour spectrum. Drink to: 2027; Price: $60.00; Date Tasted: Oct 2018; Alcohol: 13%; Rating: 94 Points; James Halliday Wine Companion
Powerful and refined at the same time, this engaging chardonnay shows apricot, vanilla pod, roasted hazelnut, nougat and lemon peel characters on the nose. The palate is concentrated and expansive, displaying excellent depth and richness, brilliantly complemented by creamy mouthfeel and refreshing acidity. A magnificent offering promising to evolve gracefully. At its best: now to 2025. Price: $60.00; Alcohol: 13%; Rating: 95 Points; Sam Kim; Wine Orbit
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