Origin: Coal River
Grape(s): Pinot Gris + Riesling + Gewürztraminer
Style: Light-bodied white wine aged in used oak
Vibrant and pretty nose of apple, musk, lychee, Turkish bazaar spices, freshly cut grass. Fresh, clearly Pinot Gris dominated, finishing long and clean with juicy acidity. Seems to pack more body than expected; perhaps because of the lick of residual sugar. Great on a hot summer afternoon.
Tasmania is one of the key emerging regions of the Australian wine landscape. Stargazer is a relatively recent addition to this landscape which is owned and run by Samantha Connew. The winery pays tribute to Abel Tasman, who as the first European explorer and navigator to sight Tasmania, must have spent a fair amount of time gazing towards the heavens. Samantha?s first vintage was in Oregon, where she became captivated by Pinot Noir. So it seems only fitting that after an intervening period of over fifteen years, much spent as Chief winemaker at Wirra Wirra from McLaren Vale, that Samantha has ended up in Tasmania making Pinot Noir, Riesling and Chardonnay.”