Bay-of-Fires-Riesling-2021
Bay-of-Fires-Riesling-2021

Bay of Fires Riesling 2021

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

Style: White Wine

Variety: Riesling

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Producer: Bay of Fires

Country: Australia

Region: Tasmania

Vintage: 2021

Critic Score: 96

Alcohol: 13.5%

Size: 750 ml

Drink by: 2037


A delicate, refined palate. Beautifully balanced, slightly off-dry style and superbly done - Huon Hooke

Chair of Judges Trophy - Tasmanian Wine Show 2023
Export Wine of Show Trophy - Tasmanian Wine Show 2023
Riesling
 of Provenance Trophy - Royal Hobart Wine Show 2022

Elite Award Wine - Canberra International Riesling Challenge 2022

A wonderful riesling from Bay of Fires and winner of multiple Trophies at Tasmanian Wine Shows. The fruit for the 2021 Bay of Fires Riesling was sourced from the Tamar Valley, Coal River Valley and Derwent Valley regions in Tasmania. 

"Pale and fresh in the glass. Lifted floral aromas, jasmine, citrus, wet stones, very pretty. Powerful and driven on the palate, lemon, zesty, lovely drive of pointed acidity, long and pinpointed. Built for the long haul."  Aaron Brasher

"Pale straw in colour with a green hue, this wine showcases fragrant aromas of fresh lime and musk. The lifted lime aromas precede an incredibly juicy, vibrant and long palate with crisp mineral acidity and luscious citrus. This wine provides drinkability when young, but also rewarded by time in the cellar. Freshly caught crayfish served simply with fresh lime, coriander and just a lick of salted Tasmanian cultured butter."  Bay of Fires  

Expert reviews

"Pale-ish colour, the nose reserved and fresh, tropical floral in a gardenia sense, with a creamy yeasty overtone. There is a tickle of sweetness on a delicate, refined palate; it's beautifully balanced: a slightly off-dry style, and superbly done. Drink: 2022–2037."  Huon Hooke, The Real Review - 96 points 

"Pale and fresh in the glass. Lifted floral aromas, jasmine, citrus, wet stones, very pretty. Powerful and driven on the palate, lemon, zesty, lovely drive of pointed acidity, long and pinpointed. Built for the long haul. Drink: 2022–2037."  Aaron Brasher, The Real Review - 96 points

Canberra International Riesling Challenge 2022 - 96 points

"Long ripening in this cool season produced higher-than-average sugar levels, delivering impressive concentration and presence. This is perfectly countered with a spine of cool Tasmanian acidity that draws out a grand finish of lingering preserved lemon, Golden Delicious apple and wild honey. Body and flesh contrast the bite of ripe phenolic grip. Exemplary line and length confirm an impressive riesling with a long life before it. Drink: 2026-2031."  Tyson Stelzer, Halliday Wine Companion - 94 points

"Excellent intensity of flavour and the length to match. It feels as though you are in very safe hands here. Slate, lime, lemon sorbet and light, almost foresty herb notes. Both cool and powerful. Floral, musk-like aspects to the aroma. Excellent. Not a foot wrong. Drink : 2022 - 2029+."  Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front - 94 points

Awards

Chair of Judges Trophy - Tasmanian Wine Show 2023
Export Wine of Show Trophy - Tasmanian Wine Show 2023
Riesling
 of Provenance Trophy - Royal Hobart Wine Show 2022
Elite Award Wine - Canberra International Riesling Challenge 2022 (96 points)
Top Gold Medal - Tasmanian Wine Show 2023
Gold Medal - Royal Hobart Wine Show 2022
Gold Medal - Royal Hobart Wine Show 2021

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.