Pinot Noir Tasmania
Bay of Fires are artfully crafted to achieve the velvety seamlessness adored by true Pinot files. The small but highly accomplished winemaking team are driven by a philosophy to capture and retain a tight weave of the distinctive and intense fruit expressions from individual vineyards, preserved within the very bottle. After many years developing the finest vineyards across the length and breadth of the apple isle's premiere viticultural precincts, Bay Of Fires can collate parcels from the choicest sites, from which to assemble a spectacular construct of Tasmanian Pinot Noir.
The strength behind the Bay Of Fires label lies in the excellence of its viticulture, great vineyards planted to the pick of Tasmania's finest terroirs. Moderate yields and cool growing conditions result in wines with outstanding varietal intensity, elevated fruit spice and mineral complexity. Priority is given to assembling a rich cepage of clones grown to treasured sites along Tasmania's east coast, Coal River and Derwent Valley. Whole bunch pressing and a separate handling of each parcel right through to completion of ferments builds a wine of great complexity. Time spent in a high proportion of new French barrels infuses the wine with a judicous integration of oak.
Brilliant deep purple. Complex aromas of sweet ripe red berry fruits feature with star anise, cinnamon and floral spice. Elegant yet supple palate, cherries, rhubarb and spice, a length of remarkable power and intensity throughout, all framed by ripe, flattering tannins, finishing on a flourish of graceful marascino fruits and fragrant spice notes.