Stargazer Rada Pinot Meunier Pinot Noir 2020 - Tasmania
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml
A vibrant lifted nose of cranberries, violets and poached rhubarb.
A fresh and crunchy palate and modest soft tannins. Translucent red fruits are the hallmark of this wine, supported by savoury, spicy notes from the meunier component and fresh cherry pip acidity on the finish.
All fruit was harvest on 12 April 2019 at 12.5 baume. The Meunier was completely destemmed while 25% of the Pinot Noir was left as whole bunches in the same fermenters (10% in total). Cold soaked for three days prior to being warmed up for wild ferment (by indigenous yeasts) which lasted for about seven days prior to being basket pressed on 23 April 2019. Racked off gross lees to older Francois Freres and Ermitage French oak puncheons. Five months in oak on fine lees prior to preparing for bottling. Final blend: 66% Pinot Meunier, 34% Pinot Noir.
Bottled 17 October 2019. Total production: 4770 bottles.
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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