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Stargazer Rada Pinot Meunier Pinot Noir - Tasmania

Stargazer Rada Pinot Meunier Pinot Noir 2019 - Tasmania

Vintage: 2019 | Type: Reds | Producer: Stargazer
Region: Tasmania
Blend: 66% Pinot Meunier, 34% Pinot Noir
Alc: 13.0%
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml

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$34.20: as part of any six
$38.00: single bottle
$410.40: per case of 12

AROMA
A vibrant lifted nose of cranberries, violets and poached rhubarb.

PALATE
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.

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94 POINTS
James Halliday Wine Companion
More juice, middle, sap and crunch than the straight Pinot, this is a delicious blend. Light, I suppose, but the middle fattens with air and the effect is one of generosity: succulent red forest fruits, a whiff of whole cluster spice and an effortless, tapered finish. Sort of like a Cru Beaujolais in Tasmanian mode. (Ned Goodwin) James Halliday Wine Companion 2021, 1 August, 2020

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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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