Stargazer Pinot Noir 2018Stargazer
ORIGIN: Tasmania, Australia
GRAPE: Pinot Noir
Bright ruby garnet in colour, the nose is marked by cherry pip and rosehip notes with some dried thyme and chinotto in the background. The palate has plenty of pomegranate brightness married with berry coulis creaminess, supported by fine, chanois-like tannins.
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”