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2018 Stargazer Chardonnay

Coal River Valley, TAS

Tightly wound premium Chardonnay from Coal River.

$55.00

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This is a ripper... Feels fresh and cool, detailed and interesting. Nice nice.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Sam Connew is one of the hardest working people in Australian wine so it is wonderful to see her Stargazer brand taking flight.

The Chardonnay is a tight and racy number. Picked on the earlier side to retain freshness and drive, this single vineyard in Coal River produces fruit with impressive concentration.

A keen eye for structure, complexity and judiciously applied high-quality oak sees Sam's 2018 release poised for a long life in the cellar or a short time on the table in front of a plate of freshly caught shellfish.

This is a lovely, pristine, premium Tasmanian Chardonnay, beautifully judged by Sam.

About Stargazer

Sam Connew. Previous Chief Winemaker a the famous Wirra Wirra vineyards, said she'd never start her own label.

Never.

She packed her bags and left the Vale to her home in the Hunter Valley. A couple of trips to Tassie later, and boom, Stargazer was born.

It is a labour of love for Sam, making small quantities of wine from small parcels of fruit. Striving for individuality and quality.

Sam's wines are beautiful, ethereal representations of the Apple Isle.

A smiling Sam Connew
A smiling Sam Connew
Coal River Valley, TAS
Additional Info

From The Producer

Single vineyard in Coal River, Tasmania. Planted on own roots in 1999, the soils are white silica sand over sandstone and clay. North facing site of moderate vigour at 100m asl. Clone: I10V1 Pressed to oak for wild ferment in 40% new puncheons. Partial malolactic and 9 months maturation before bottling.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.5
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"From a single vineyard in Derwent Valley. Gets fermented by ambient yeast. Gets made by Sam Connew.  This is a ripper. Has that delicious mix of light nutty, savoury with lemon on green apple, glass shard texture, bright and all grapefruit pithy mouth-watering. Licks of nougat over all that, a shake of oak seasoning that builds through the finish of the wine. That slick that closes is the quibble, the rest of the wine does a terrific thing in scent, taste, weight, texture. Feels fresh and cool, detailed and interesting. Nice nice." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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