Bay of Fires Chardonnay 2012 (6 x 750mL), TAS.

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Overview

The Bay of Fires wines were born of a desire to showcase the best possible cool climate varietal wines Tasmania can offer, combining fruit intensity, refinement and persistence of flavour. The 2012 Chardonnay represents the continued evolution of this wine as we explore and develop vineyard resources. Our philosophy is to nurture elegance and develop ripe flavour profiles.

Region:
TAS - Tasmania
State:
Tasmania
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

It appears clumsy at first, its various components bobbing about, but given time to breath it rights itself. Whether or not toasty, spicy oak has been fractionally too keenly applied is the only question to remain. Regardless, this is a wine of substance. Fleshy with flavours of cashew, cream, white peach and lemon curd and sizzling with well-disposed acidity. It's going places. Rating 95 - Drink by 2021, C.M., Australian Wine Companion (DEC/2013)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Medium straw in colour with a pale green hue.

Aroma

This wine displays intense aromas of spice, white nectarine and preserved lemon.

Palate

Toasty oak with a hint of lemon curd richness will also feature in the wine whilst young. A smooth delicate palate with a mineral lemony acidity. Flavours of stonefruit and citrus interplay on the palate with creamy toast characters. The wine is integrated and seamless with a crisp acid finish adding juiciness to the wine.

Vintage
2012
Region
TAS - Tasmania
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13%

Winery Profile

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Viticulture

Out of extraordinary challenges, come exceptional results.

It's no easy task growing vines in Tasmania – it requires lots of passion, hard work, commitment and knowledge. But from the vineyards nurtured with these four qualities comes truly remarkable fruit and the Bay of Fires range of wines.

Our vines enjoy a cool, maritime climate that provides steadier ripening conditions, however, with it come the challenges of lower sunlight levels and a greater variation in terroir – the very complexities that spur on our determination.

All the vines are painstakingly pruned and trellised in the single cordon vertical shoot (Guyot) technique to protect them against the elements that are as fickle as the winds that carry them.

Just like the sub-regions of our island state, every vineyard has a unique and distinctive character forged out of its soil, its climate and of course its careful management. So we believe it is our job then to bring together an entire team, all of whom ensure the varietal characteristics are revealed, preserved and celebrated in every wine we create for you.

Winemaking

Find balance and beauty will follow.

When so much has gone into growing excellent fruit, it then falls on the winemaking team to capture that quality by creating exceptional wines.

Across the entire team we share our ideas, our knowledge and our curiosity to bring out the best in every parcel of fruit. We balance acidity against sweetness to create delicate Rieslings. In our Chardonnay we seek a harmony of mouthfeel and fruit, and of course then there’s the Pinot Noir – a challenging grape to grow but one which amplifies its terroir beautifully and delivers a wine of superb complexity, structure and romance.

In balance with the qualities of each variety, we strive to echo the terroir, and the essence of Tasmania. It's winemaking 'on the edge', but in the face of such challenges the rewards speak for themselves.

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