Tasting notes - Bay of Fires Wines (Tas) 2010

Northern Tasmania

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Bay of Fires wines, Tasmania

Bay of Fires wines, Tasmania

Bay of Fires wines, Tasmania

Located in the Pipers River wine region of Northern Tasmania, Bay of Fires wines are produced from hand-picked Tasmanian fruit and specially selected for character and quality.

The dedicated wine-making and viticultural team search for individual characteristics to produce wines of quality that are distinctly Tasmanian but reflective of their specific location.

 

Bay of Fires Tasmanian Cuvee Pinot Noir Chardonnay Brut

Crystal clear with a persistent bead. Light straw in colour with a fresh gold hue. A very complex wine exhibiting toast, seabrine and fresh yoghurt characters. The aroma exhibits honey, oyster and fresh yoghurt. The palate is finely structured and yet is long, powerful and complex. Multiple layers of oyster, truffle and cherry brandy build in this intriguing wine. The wine has great depth of character from extended ageing and yet retains a fresh vibrancy of life.


Bay of Fires Tasmanian Cuvee Pinot Noir Chardonnay Rose

Medium salmon pink in colour. The wine displays aromas of ripe strawberry fruits which seamlessly lead into wild berry fruit and brioche flavours with added complexity of toast, seabrine and mushroom characters. A wine with persistent flavours finishing with crisp natural acid and slight tannin grip.


Bay of Fires Riesling

Pale yellow in colour with a slight lime green hue, this wine displays lifted and intriguing aromas of white flower blossoms with hints of lime and subtle dried crushed herbs. This delicate wine displays a myriad of flavours on a fine but succulent palate. Fresh citrus, hints of passionfruit and highlights of frangipani interplay with minerally acid to make this a complex, well integrated wine that will reward careful cellaring.

Bay of Fires Pinot Gris

Pale yellow straw in colour, this wine has an enticing aroma of sweet pear with a hint of nutmeg spice that will only develop in complexity with time in the bottle.
On the palate, the wine is quite round and viscous with a firm backbone of acidity. Characters of pear fruits feature strongly with highlights of orange citrus. A wine that combines the true varietal Pinot Gris characters with a creamy and viscous palate structure.

Bay of Fires Sauvignon Blanc 

Pale yellow with a slight green hue, this brilliantly clear crisp Sauvignon Blanc displays lifted, but delicate aromas of kiwi fruit and fresh citrus.
Delicate aromas of sweet jasmine and fresh capsicum are integrated with a fine textured palate of lychees, green tea and a hint of grassiness, culminating with a crisp finish.

Bay of Fires Chardonnay

Medium straw in colour, this wine displays intense aromas of spice, fresh white peach and preserved lemon. Toasty oak with a hint of buttery richness will feature in the wine whilst it is young. A smooth delicate palate with a mineral lemony acidity, and also shows flavours of stone fruit and grapefruit, interplaying on the palate with creamy toast characters. The wine is integrated and seamless with a crisp acid finish which gives a juicy character to the wine.

Bay of Fires Pinot Noir

Vibrant deep cherry red, this wine displays intense aromas of sweet ripe cherry fruits features brightly with spice, star anise, nutmeg and leafy tones. This elegant wine shows remarkable power and intensity on the palate. Framed by ripe tannins the graceful sweet cherry fruit characters are complimented by intriguing spicy, leafy notes. Overall this wine has a wonderful poise and balance with a remarkable length of flavour that sweeps across the back of the palate.
 

Regions

  • North East Tas (TAS)
  • Pipers River (TAS)

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