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Stargazer Palisander Pinot Noir - Tasmania

Stargazer Palisander Pinot Noir 2022 - Tasmania

Vintage: 2022 | Type: Reds | Producer: Stargazer
Region: Tasmania
Alc: 13.0%
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml

James Halliday Top 100 2023

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$72.00: single bottle

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Bright ruby garnet in colour, the nose has a little gunpowder reduction which opens up to reveal a lively combination of red and black fruits. Wild strawberries and blackcurrants dominate, but there is some pomegranate and cinnamon spiciness there also.  The palate is compact and nimble, with layered tannins coming in early and supporting the juicy acidity right through to the finish.

Palisander Vineyard is located on brown dermosol soil over jurassic dolerite, the igneous rock which gives over half of Tasmania its distinctive geological formations (think the rocky outcrops on the Tasman Peninsula). The soil is particularly high in calcium which is a positive indicator for quality grapes, being associated with thicker skins and slower ripening. Whilst I am still very new to this whole grape grower caper, myself and my vineyard manager Bryn Williams are fervent believers in sustainable farming, biodiversity and regenerative agriculture. As part of this approach, we use sheep in the vineyard during winter for weed control, chickens free range throughout the year and scratch around for  bugs, bees contribute their pollination magic (and honey) and since 2020 we have planted over 1000 native species on the property.

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James Halliday Top 100 2023

Clones MV6, 114, 115 on 40-year-old vines. 30% whole bunch open fermented, 3-5 day cold soak, 7-10 days post-ferment maceration, matured for 10 months in French oak (25% new). The power and focus of Delamere’s pinots puts them in the top tier in Australia.

James Halliday

Producers notes

Stargazer pays tribute to Abel Tasman, who, as an explorer and navigator, must have spent a fair amount of time gazing towards the heavens. Tasman, a Dutchman under the employ of the United East India Company was the first European to sight Tasmania (on 24 November 1642) and then the South Island of New Zealand, nineteen days later on 13 December.

He is a natural link for me, having been born and bred a South Islander, and now having fallen in love with another island, Tasmania. 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.

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