Stargazer Chardonnay 2017Stargazer
ORIGIN: Tasmania, Australia
Bright vibrant notes of Lemon curd and nectarine with subtle hints of spicy oak. The lemon meringue flavours wrap around the palate while the fresh acidity creates drive and focus. Precise and minerally with great mouthfeel aided by judicoius use of oak leads to a lingering finish. A treat with smoked salmon and capers.
Tasmania is one of the key emerging regions of the Australian wine landscape. A relatively recent addition to this landscape is Stargazer, owned and run by Samantha Connew. Stargazer 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. In Samantha’s words “The opportunity to work with pristine fruit to craft the wines that I am passionate about in an environment of extraordinary beauty is really all I have ever wanted to do as a winemaker”