Stargazer Tupelo Pinot Gris Pinot Blanc Riesling Gewurztraminer 2023 - Tasmania
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml
"This unusual blend mirrors the famous Alastian 'Gentil' styles, marrying the body of Pinot Gris, the exuberance of Pinot Blanc with the spicy aromatics of Gewürztraminer and the finesse of Riesling. Pale yellow in colour with green flecks, the nose is perfumed and lifted showing honeysuckle and jasmine notes with dried pear spiciness with a hint of honeyed beeswax. There is a glossy texture to the palate with the richness framed by subtle phenolics providing both persistence and length” Samantha Connew, Winemaker
The 2023 release is superb, fresh, textural and so full of energy. A delicious wine for any occasion. Scott
"This can be among Australia's very finest white wines. Period. It is reminiscent of the halcyon era of Marcel Deiss field blends. Each varietal rivet welded to a greater, more holistic sense of depth, resinous complexity, scintillating length and wow factor. The blend just is, ultimately transcending the individual parts despite their mention on the back label. Orchard fruits, cinnamon pastry, grape spice, orange blossom, tamarind and other things too numerous to mention in this space. The finish, as chewy as it is fresh. A wine of profundity and real potential."
Ned Goodwin MW
I dig these Alsatian-style 'gestalt' blends. All varieties involved reporting for duty and getting on admirably for our drinking pleasure. This year's makeup is 41/28/26/5% pinot gris/pinot blanc/riesling/gewürztraminer. It's all slinky and textural (hello eight hours of skin contact) and the shimmering acidity draws everything into line nicely. Think citrus, yellow plum, white flowers, soft spice and crushed stone and you're on the track. Just a joy to drink.
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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