This is a ripper... Feels fresh and cool, detailed and interesting. Nice nice.
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.
Sam Connew. Previous Chief Winemaker a the famous Wirra Wirra vineyards, said she'd never start her own label.
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.