There is no better way to spend a warm, spring night than by tasting beautiful wines with gorgeous people at one of the city’s trendiest venue, and that’s exactly what we did at Tomich’s Spring Release at Casablabla.
The night was afire with everybody enjoying each others’ company and the delicious finger food from Casablabla’s own kitchen. The venue itself was dazzling with a bustling, open beer garden as well as a mood-lit bar inside, providing a spectacular atmosphere for an exciting evening. Casablabla was buzzing with anticipation as guests prepared to taste the new Tomich Hill selection. The Spring Release features the 2019 Tomich Hill Sauvignon Blanc and the 2018 Woodside Vineyard Pinot Noir.
The 2019 Tomich Hill Sauvignon Blanc is part of the Tomich Hill range of handcrafted wines from estate fruit grown in the high altitude, cool climate vineyard in the Adelaide Hills. The wines from this region are light and crisp, and combine an elegant palate to please even the most sophisticated tongue. The 2019 Tomich Hill Sauvignon Blanc has a beautiful aroma of fresh snow peas and intense citrus. The palate is citrus focused, with flavoursome tropical fruit. A crisp and persistent finish is a refreshing touch, perfect for the upcoming summer nights.
The 2018 Woodside Vineyard Pinot Noir is of a more intense flavour, from handpicked, wild fruit and fermented in French oak. The aroma of intense berries and red cherry pair elegantly with subtle flavours of cinnamon and spice. A vibrant flavour of dark berry and cherry dances on the palate, and hints of dry herbs and silky tannins add a graceful touch to a beautiful wine. This gorgeous wine is sure to be a hit all year round, with its diverse flavours and sensational aroma.
Tomich CEO, Randal Tomich, spoke at the launch about Tomich’s cool climate, Adelaide Hills wine. The Adelaide Hills are the premium, cool climate area situated between Barossa and McLaren Vale with the perfect mesoclimate for producing premium fine wine. The cool temperatures promote late budburst and long, slow ripening of fruit. Grapes from this region produce intense, pure fruit flavours for wines of a complex and delicate nature. The vineyard is approximately 365m–400m above sea level, and has an annual rainfall of approximately 800mm and records temperatures that are five degrees centigrade cooler than those in Adelaide.
The Spring Release from Tomich could not have come at a more perfect time, and we are more than thrilled to have been some of the first to experience these divine wines. We will be enjoying these beautiful wines all throughout this spring, and can’t wait to see what these experienced winemakers will delight us with next!
Words by Elisabeth Marie