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2018 Stargazer Tupelo

Coal River Valley, TAS

The talented Sam Connew's take on an Alsatian classic.

$32.00

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About

About The Wine

Sam Connew is an excellent winemaker and her rising Tasmanian label, Stargazer, is definitely one to watch.

'Tupelo' is her Alsatian-inspired blend of Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, and Riesling. This is a very well-constructed version of this classic aromatic blend, with good acidity and a touch of grip to offset the natural fruit sweetness of these expressive varieties.

It's delicious, interesting and good value, the perfect wine to tuck into alongside a plate of fresh shellfish or sashimi.

Sam's wines are only made in small quantities so get in quick!

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

Blend : Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris
ABV : 12.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2022
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"Perfumed and spicy, the nose shows quince paste and rose water notes with dried pear. There is a glossy texture to the palate, with the richness framed by subtle phenolics providing both persistence and length." - Sam Connew

93Points
The Wine Front

"Such great drinking in concept, delivered well here too.Slippery texture, glorious, ebullient perfume, good length, lots going on in the flavour zone. This is super drinking here, a wine of charisma and individuality, shapely, generous in a way, but cinches up nicely and resets on good acidity. Pear, light mandarin character, faint nutty savouriness in the bitter-nutty marzipan zone – a double act in bouquet and palate. It’s not overly serious, but serious enough, and the drinking is real good. Kudos." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can order in any combination you like. Make your perfect mixed pack!

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Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

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FaQs

Do I have to order in dozens? No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

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