Elders Fine Foods welcome Tomich Hill Wines with lavish launch party
Elders Fine Foods has hosted a stellar soirée at the Shanghai Rose Bar & Café on the Bund, to officially welcome Tomich Hill Wines to its impressive list of premium Australian winemakers. Around 150 guests, including chefs, winemakers and international food and wine writers dined on a selection of Elders’ king prawns, tuna and wagyu beef. The assembled gourmet greats were also treated to an awe inspiring performance from Beijing’s renowned Moonglow Burlesque Dance Group.
General Manager of Elders Fine Foods, Craig Aldous, said Tomich Hill is a wonderful addition to the company’s stable of premium wines. “We are extremely excited to be working with this South Australian vineyard where three generations of winemakers have honed their craft and aptitude for cultivating outstanding fine wines that are sought after worldwide,” Mr Aldous said.
Special guest, Tomich Hill Manager Randal Tomich shared insights into the vineyard he and his father created. Mr Tomich has overseen every aspect of Tomich Hill, from the early development stage right through to the minutiae of harvesting procedures.
The vineyard is set on 200 acres in the Onkaparinga Valley of the Adelaide Hills. This area is well known as a premium region for producing cool climate wines that benefit from late budburst and slow ripening fruits. Tomich Wines produce complex yet delicate wines that offer pure and intense flavours.
Elders’ guests enjoyed wine tastings of the Tomich Hill 2010 Pinot Noir, which Randal Tomich describes as having a vibrant palate of dark berry and cherry with subtle hints of dry herbs and silky graceful tannins. The sparkling M NV Chardonnay Pinot, with its delicate aromas of citrus blossom, nectarine and white peach, also proved popular.
The 2010 Shiraz offered wine connoisseurs a flavoursome palate of juicy mulberry and plum with hints of pepper, spice and chocolate, whilst the 2012 Chardonnay provided a good round mouthfeel with clean and crunchy flavours from pure stone fruits. The Cabernet Sauvignon, also harvested in 2012, delighted guests by good length with refined tannins and a rewarding rich smooth velvet mouthfeel.
This year’s Sauvignon Blanc rounded out the collection. Served chilled, its tropical fruit palate provided a crisp and persistent finish which guests savoured throughout the evening.
For more information regarding the Tomich Hill Wines Launch Party, hosted by Elders Fine Foods, please contact Elders Fine Foods on 021 3872 0368 or visit www.elders.com.cn