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Bay of Fires Pinot Noir 2021

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Derwent Valley, Coal River Valley & Tamar Valley, Tasmania, Australia

Style: Red Wine

Variety: Pinot Noir

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Bay of Fires Pinot Noir 2021

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Producer: Bay of Fires

Country: Australia

Region: Tasmania

Vintage: 2021

Critic Score: 97

Alcohol: 13.5%

Size: 750 ml

Drink by: 2030


Fine, exotic spice hovers over pure cherry and macerated strawberry. The wine lingers endearingly. Lots to like here - Dave Brookes

Trophy, Best Pinot Noir – 2023 National Wine Show of Australia

The fruit for the 2021 Bay of Fires Pinot Noir was sourced from the Derwent River, Coal River Valley and Tamar Valley sub-regions of Tasmania. Winner of the Trophy for the Best Pinot Noir at the 2023 National Wine Show of Australia and a Gold Medal winner at three major Australian wine shows. 

"Fine, exotic spice hovers over pure cherry and macerated strawberry fruits, with hints of stewed rhubarb, mushroom risotto, forest floor and light, gamey notes. Fine, lacy acidity drives things along nicely. The wine lingers endearingly, gently fading with shades of spiced cherry, pressed flowers and roasting game meats. Lots to like here."  Dave Brookes

"The perfume of this wine is very complex, sweet ripe strawberry fruit features with Chinese Spice from MV6 cloned vineyards and whole bunch influence - star anise, cinnamon plum blossom. Although elegant and supple, the wine shows remarkable power, intensity and length on the palate. Framed by ripe, moderate tannin the graceful sweet strawberry fruit is complemented but not dominated by spice. Overall the wine has wonderful poise and balance with remarkable length of flavour as all great Pinot Noirs should.

The 2021 Vintage in Tasmania was a classic cool season. A wet winter set us up well for the growing season, aided by a dry November with neither frost nor wine causing an issue. A cooler season led to slow ripening where the vines enjoyed regular rainfall. A later start and longer ripening period resulted in wines that are full of flavour, rich in concentration and supported by creamy mid-palate weight. Pinot is very strong the full range of flavour spectrum from red to dark and violet fruit, supported by ripe tannin profiles and a silky texture. A very promising year indeed."  Bay of Fires

Expert reviews

2023 National Wine Show of Australia - 97 points

"Pinot noir sourced from vineyards in the Coal River, Derwent and Tamar valleys. Fine, exotic spice hovers over pure cherry and macerated strawberry fruits, with hints of stewed rhubarb, mushroom risotto, forest floor and light, gamey notes. Fine, lacy acidity drives things along nicely. The wine lingers endearingly, gently fading with shades of spiced cherry, pressed flowers and roasting game meats. Lots to like here; drink or cellar over the medium term. Drink by 2028."  Dave Brookes, Halliday Wine Companion - 93 points  

Awards

Trophy, Best Pinot Noir – 2023 National Wine Show of Australia
Top Gold Medal – 2023 National Wine Show of Australia
Gold Medal – 2022 Sydney Royal Wine Show
Gold Medal - 2022 Royal Hobart Wine Show

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.