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BAY OF FIRES Riesling, Northern Tasmania 2017

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BAY OF FIRES Riesling, Northern Tasmania 2017

<p>BAY OF FIRES Riesling, Tasmania</p> <p>Bay of Fires sources cool-climate grapes from all over Tasmania and has its winery in the Pipers River region of northern Tasmania. The Riesling for this wine is typically grown in the south of Tasmania in the Derwent and Coal River valleys. The wine has fragrant aromas of lime with hints of musk. The pure-fruited palate is juicy and vibrant with citrus flavours and crisp acidity, balanced and in perfect harmony with a small amount of residual sugar. Like all good Rieslings it can be consumed young or allowed to develop complexity in the cellar.</p>
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BAY OF FIRES Riesling, Tasmania

Bay of Fires sources cool-climate grapes from all over Tasmania and has its winery in the Pipers River region of northern Tasmania. The Riesling for this wine is typically grown in the south of Tasmania in the Derwent and Coal River valleys. The wine has fragrant aromas of lime with hints of musk. The pure-fruited palate is juicy and vibrant with citrus flavours and crisp acidity, balanced and in perfect harmony with a small amount of residual sugar. Like all good Rieslings it can be consumed young or allowed to develop complexity in the cellar.

  • Style: Riesling
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Region: Northern Tasmania
  • Code: BOFR
  • Appellation: Tasmania
  • Country: Australia

Region Northern Tasmania

Cool to cold climate/Elevation 15-200m The arrival of Andrew Pirie and the planting of vineyards around Pipers Brook near Launceston in Tasmania’s north really kicked off northern Tasmania’s wine industry. The vineyards are all located in cool to cold maritime areas. The warmest and sunniest part of the island is in the north. At Pipers Brook most of the vineyards are located on slopes at elevations of around 100 to 140m on basalt-derived gravelly soils with relatively high iron content. Pipers Brook vineyards are close spaced on north-facing vineyards but quite exposed to wind. Riesling has thrived, while Chardonnay and Bordeaux varieties are a mixed bag, and Pinot Noir is showing great potential. Mesoclimate and individual sites differ markedly around Tasmania. The Tamar Valley, close to Pipers Brook, is estuarine influenced. In terms of wine investment, Tasmania has a very small presence. Despite a strong commitment by BRL Hardy in sparkling wine production and a few relatively lar
Cool to cold climate/Elevation 15-200m The arrival of Andrew Pirie and the planting of vineyards around Pipers Brook near Launceston in Tasmania’s north really kicked off northern Tasmania’s wine industry. The vineyards are all located in cool to cold maritime areas. The warmest and sunniest part of the island is in the north. At Pipers Brook most of the vineyards are located on slopes at elevations of around 100 to 140m on basalt-derived gravelly soils with relatively high iron content. Pipers Brook vineyards are close spaced on north-facing vineyards but quite exposed to wind. Riesling has thrived, while Chardonnay and Bordeaux varieties are a mixed bag, and Pinot Noir is showing great potential. Mesoclimate and individual sites differ markedly around Tasmania. The Tamar Valley, close to Pipers Brook, is estuarine influenced. In terms of wine investment, Tasmania has a very small presence. Despite a strong commitment by BRL Hardy in sparkling wine production and a few relatively large-scale ventures, NorthernTasmania has still to find its feet. This is illustrated by the change of ownership of several enterprises – Pipers Brook being the most recent. Riesling Riesling has shown the most promise in this marginal wine-growing region. They have pronounced limey aromas with a touch of dried herb/spice nuances, fine acidity and plenty of concentration and length. Vintage is important Chardonnay Chardonnay has struggled. The climate is extremely marginal and botrytis seems to be a perennial problem in some vineyards. Producers are able to make leaner Burgundian styles, but many seem to have a herbal edge to them. Sparkling wine producers (specifically Hardys and Domaine Chandon) value the fruit highly, which is where its ultra-fine future probably lies in the medium term. Pipers Brook Chardonnay was once one of Australia’s leading wines, but is now lost in a sea of Australian Chardonnays. However it can only get better! Pinot Noir Some good expressions of Pinot Noir are produced in these parts. Pipers Brook and Tamar Ridge are making Burgundian styles, although vintage is an important consideration. Andrew Caillard MW, Langton's
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Winery BAY OF FIRES

Established in 2001, Bay of Fires is located in Northern Tasmania on the banks of the Piper River where the cool maritime climate is suited to the varieties of Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris. Whilst the cool climate is challenging, it allows for a long ripening period that contributes to the complex flavours and aromatics seen on their wines. Bay of Fires is part of the Accolade stable, where they source their fruit from all over Tasmania. The 2011 Pinot Noir won best red wine at Royal Sydney Wine Show 2013, sourced from 15 individual parcels throughout the region. The Bay of Fires philosophy is to highlight the diversity of the cool climate terroirs found in Tasmania.
ABN: 13 133 179 656
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