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Stargazer Riesling - Tasmania

Stargazer Riesling 2019 - Tasmania

Vintage: 2019 | Type: Whites | Producer: Stargazer
Region: Tasmania
Alc: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml

96 POINTS
James Halliday Wine Companion

$37.80: as part of any six
$42.00: single bottle
$453.60: per case of 12

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AROMA
The nose is floral and lifted, showing waxy white flowers; gardenias and jasmine. 

PALATE
In the background is pink grapefruit and kaffir lime spiciness. The acid provides structure, drive and backbone to the palate, while the tangy exit is balanced with a judicious touch of residual sugar. 

VINIFICATION
Hand harvested in two picks, both pickes were destemmed and left in contact with skins for about eight hours prior to gentle pressing. The majority was a wild fermented (by indigenous yeasts) in stainless steel over a month; 25% was fermented in older wild oak. The stainless-steel ferments were arrested on 7 June 2019 and left on lees for close to three months with lees stirring fortnightly. 

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96 POINTS
James Halliday Wine Companion
JAMES HALLIDAY 96 Points A single vineyard sourcing, fermented wild: the wont of this estate which, to be frank, is no longer an up and coming address but a freight train on express mode. The wines are beautiful. This is no exception, with the courage to assuage riesling's high voltage acidity with a dollop of residual sugar, a brave one, as much as it is sensible. Talc, citrus allusions all, ripe apple. Nothing sweet and sour. The wine sits in the glass knowing that it is going to stun: limpid, gently viscous and strident across the mouth, expanding across every crevice, bud and pore. An Australian benchmark with longing glimpses toward the variety's soulful Germanic home. James Halliday Wine Companion 2021, 1 August, 2020

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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