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Tomich I777 Icons of Woodside Pinot Noir 2017

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This is a complex yet fresh pinot offering cherries and red fruits along with truffle and mushroom. Fruit intensity and sweetness are both very good. Plenty of length here and it is definitely worth having with food. Not footy frank mind but something quality, like duck and shitake mushroom risotto with fresh peas and mint.
Tomich I777 Icons of Woodside Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Region
Adelaide Hills, SA
Vintage
2017
Winery
Tomich Hill
Winemaker
Randal Tomich / Peter Leske
Bling
95pts Sam Kim, 92pts James Halliday
Alcohol %
13
Size
750 mL
The Tomich family make excellent wine from their substantial plantings in the Adelaide Hills. They are pretty talented too. Randal invented the ‘vibrosoiler’ which allows better maintenance of topsoil while preparing land for vineyard planting, resulting in quicker, sustainable vine growth and a shortening of the time between planting and achieving commercial yields. Dad John is a specialist Doctor who also has a postgrad degree in winemaking and is studying to become a master of wine.
Adelaide Hills, SA

Region

Adelaide Hills, SA

Considerably cooler than the surrounding plains, the hills are washed in rain during winte ...
Considerably cooler than the surrounding plains, the hills are washed in rain during winter months, and the peaks wrapped in fog. It is considered a high rainfall region compared to other Australian regions, but outside of winter the climate is warm and dry. Night time temperatures are the feature - notably cooler than the day when the sun sets. Worth noting is how the average rainfall increases the higher you go, with Mount Lofty picking up 1400mm on the old splash-o-meter compared to 850mm just 10K down the road in Charleston. This range of moisture and altitudes results in a variety of soils, but in general are sand and clay loam over clay subsoils. ... Read Full Article
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Pinot Noir

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Pinot Noir

Pinot noir (French pronunciation: [pinoˈnwaʁ]) is a red wine grape variety of th ...
Pinot noir (French pronunciation: [pinoˈnwaʁ]) is a red wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. The name may also refer to wines created predominantly from Pinot noir grapes. The name is derived from the French words for "pine" and "black" alluding to the varietals' tightly clustered dark purple pine cone-shaped bunches of fruit. Pinot noir grapes are grown around the world, mostly in the cooler regions, but the grape is chiefly associated with the Burgundy region of France. It is widely considered to produce some of the finest wines in the world, but is a difficult variety to cultivate and transform into wine. Despite this, Pinot ... Read Full Article
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Adelaide Hills, SA
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Considerably cooler than the surrounding plains, the hills are washed in rain during winter months, and the peaks wrapped in fog. It is considered a high rainfall region compared to other Australian regions, but outside of winter the climate is warm and dry. Night time temperatures are the feature - notably cooler than the day when the sun sets. Worth noting is how the average rainfall increases the higher you go, with Mount Lofty picking up 1400mm on the old splash-o-meter compared to 850mm just 10K down the road in Charleston. This range of moisture and altitudes results in a variety of soils, but in general are sand and clay loam over clay subsoils. A bit of shale and ironstone can be found, and the soil is acidic on average and rarely acidic.

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Pinot noir grapes are grown around the world, mostly in the cooler regions, but the grape is chiefly associated with the Burgundy region of France. It is widely considered to produce some of the finest wines in the world, but is a difficult variety to cultivate and transform into wine.

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