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Bay of Fires Pinot Noir 2015

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Derwent Valley and Coal River Valley, Tasmania, Australia

Style: Red Wine

Variety: Pinot Noir

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Camberwell VIC 3124
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Producer: Bay of Fires

Country: Australia

Region: Tasmania

Vintage: 2015

Critic Score: 96

Alcohol: 13.5%

Size: 750 ml

Drink by: 2030


It’s a pretty impressive pinot noir. It has that extra something. You’re on a sure thing here - Campbell Mattinson

Chairman's Selection Trophy - 2017 Tasmanian Wine Show

Another wonderful pinot noir from Bay of Fires, the fruit sourced from the Derwent River and Coal River valleys of southern Tasmania. Winner of the Chairman's Selection Trophy at the 2017 Tasmanian Wine Show.

"The transition from the bouquet to the palate is seamless and utterly coherent, with black cherry fruit peppered with spicy nuances, French oak doing its duty, but no more. Its future is gilt-edged, with a bare minimum span of 10 years."  James Halliday

Expert reviews

"From the Derwent River and Coal River valleys of southern Tasmania. The vivid, deep crimson-purple hue is typical of Bay of Fires, and sets the antennae waving furiously. The transition from the bouquet to the palate is seamless and utterly coherent, with black cherry fruit peppered with spicy nuances, French oak doing its duty, but no more. Its future is gilt-edged, with a bare minimum span of 10 years. Drink by 2026."  James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion - 96 points and Special Value Wine  ★ 

"Deep colour and a very attractive sweet fruit aroma, which is spicy, alluring and complex. It smells super-ripe, but it's still vibrant. The wine is full of ripe black cherry fruit, richness, sweetness and textural charm. Long finish too. Excellent, polished wine. (Chairman's Trophy, 2017 Tasmanian Wine Show). Drink 2017-2030."  Huon Hooke, The Real Review - 96 points

"Bay of Fires Pinot  Noir is grown on many different Tasmanian vineyards across the Derwent Valley, Coal River and East Coast areas of the state. It's made by Penny Jones, who's been making wine at Bay of Fires since 2013. She's nailed this one.

It's a pretty impressive pinot noir. It has that extra something. In all honesty I don't get excited over a lot of Tasmanian pinot noir, with exceptions of course, and this is one of the latter. You'd call it sweet-sour but in such a harmonious way. Sweet spices abound, tending into sweet woodsmoke and chicory, but the fruit sweeps these characters along; there's no naval gazing here, it's a pinot noir of movement and energy; as a wine it's a dancer not a writer. And yet complexity, it has plenty. You're on a sure thing here. Drink:2017-2024+."  Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front - 94 points

Awards

Chairman's Selection Trophy - 2017 Tasmanian Wine Show
Special Value Wine – Halliday Wine Companion  ★ 

About the winery

Bay of Fires Winery

"Hardys purchased its first grapes from Tasmania in '94, with the aim of further developing and refining its sparkling wines, a process that quickly gave birth to House of Arras. The next stage was the inclusion of various parcels of chardonnay from Tasmania in the '98 Eileen Hardy, then the development in '01 of the Bay of Fires brand. Under the umbrella of Accolade Wines today, Bay of Fires is home to non-vintage sparkling white and rosé, alongside impressive riesling, sauvignon blanc, pinot gris, chardonnay and pinot noir. Sourcing is with a particular focus on the Tamar, Coal and Derwent Valleys and East Coast." James Halliday

"Bay of Fires' philosophy, in the vineyard and in the winery, is to ensure the varietal characteristics of our Tasmanian fruit are revealed, preserved and celebrated in every wine we create for you. The Bay of Fires' winemaking team captures the essence of the fruit that has been lovingly nurtured in the vineyards and crafts exceptional wines. Ideas are shared, knowledge is consolidated and curiosity brings out the very best in every parcel of fruit. Find balance and beauty will follow.

Acidity is balanced against sweetness to create delicate Rieslings. A harmony of mouthfeel and fruit flavour is achieved in our Chardonnays. And, of course, the trickiest grape of them all, Pinot Noir, amplifies its terroir beautifully and is delivered in a wine of superb complexity, structure and romance." Bay of Fires

Wine region map of Tasmania

Tasmania

Tasmania is a small island located below mainland Australia. It produces less than 1% of Australia’s wine but enjoys a global reputation as a leading producer of premium cool climate wines. It is prized for its top-class sparkling wine, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling.

Tasmania is home to more than 230 wineries across 7 wine regions*. The reigions Coal River Valley, East Coast, Pipers River and Tamar Valley produce around 90% of Tasmania's wine, while the other three regions Derwent Valley, Huon Valley and North West produce the remaining 10%. * Please note these 7 wine areas are considered here to be subregions of Tasmania to aid site navigation.

Tasmania is the coldest wine State in Australia. Its climate is temperate, with a distinct maritime influence from the Tasman Sea to the east, Bass Strait to the north and the Indian Ocean to the west. Summer days are temperate while winter sees some of the coldest temperatures in Australia. It's unique climate and soils combine to create ideal growing conditions for cool-climate grape varieties.