Stargazer Rada Pinot Meunier/Pinot Noir 2019Stargazer
ORIGIN: Tasmania, Australia
GRAPE: Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir
A vibrant lifted nose of cranberries, violets and poached rhubarb is married with a fresh and crunchy palate and modest soft tannins. Translucent red fruits are the hallmark of this wine, supported by a savoury, spicy notes from the Meunier component and fresh cherry pip acidity on the finish.
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”