Bay of Fires Riesling 2014 (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 2014 Riesling represents the continued evolution of this wine as they explore and develop vineyard resources. Their philosophy is to nurture elegance and develop ripe flavour profiles.

Region:
TAS - Tasmania
State:
Tasmania
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

The wine is absolutely the product of its environment, the role of the winemaker purely a QC custodian with the job of protecting the purity of the lime and apple fruit; the acidity is perfectly pitched, drawing out the palate to its exceptional length and finish. A great future lies ahead. James Halliday, Rating 96, 26th July 2015

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

A bright green hue.

Aroma

Flaunts bouquet of fragrant aromas featuring fresh lime coupled with subtle hints of musk.

Palate

The juicy, vibrant palate shows luscious citrus and a crisp mineral acidity, ensuring drinkability whilst young, but this elegant wine will also reward patience with some extra time in the cellar.

Medals & Trophies

Gold, Tasmanian Wine Show, 2014 Class 4

Silver, Royal Melbourne Wine Show, Class 12

Vintage
2014
Region
TAS - Tasmania
Grape Style
Riesling
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12.5%

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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