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The mean gravelly soils and invigorating climes of Mount Barker of the Australian southwest, were identified during the 1960s by the world's leading viticulturalists, as a place uncannily similar to the great terroirs and clime of Bordeaux. The pioneering vines of Forest Hill were the first ever planted here, sired from rootstock of ancient Houghton clones, inaugurally vintaged by the illustrious Jack Mann in 1972. The Cabernet and Riesling of Forest Hill were promptly distinguished by multiple trophy victories and praised by gentleman James Halliday as the most remarkable wines to come out of the Australian west. Forest Hill have remained a source of the most profoundly structured, intensely focused, yet softly spoken range of wines. Powerful yet disciplined Cabernet, generously proportioned Malbec, august Chardonnay and mesmerising Riesling, all representing essential.. Softly spoken wonders from the west»
Just outside the Gippsland town of Leongatha, a few minutes down the road from the hallowed grounds at Bass Phillip estate, ten precious acres of exceptional terroir were planted in 1990, to artisanal clones of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. The propitious easterly aspects make the most of morning sun, an auspicious bequeath of fertile Ferrosols oblige the rootstock and infuse the fruit, while reducing the vigor and rationing the harvest. Lucinda Estate was never established as a producer of scale, its scant yields were always destined to be in pursuit of stunning Syrah and the perfect Pinot. Victoria's Gippsland is a place of paradise for vintages in the Burgundy style, a oenological wonderland of restrained releases from vivid little vineyards. Enthusiasts en route to a discovery of max value within an archive of limited editions, are quietly counselled to savour a.. A glimpse of the gippsland grail»

Bay of Fires Bay Of Fires Pinot Noir CONFIRM VINTAGE

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.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$335.50
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.
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