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2019 Stargazer Palisander Riesling

Coal River Valley, TAS

Second release of Sam Connew's premium egg-fermented estate-grown Tasmanian Riesling. Power, texture and purity.

$30.00

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About The Wine

Winemaker Sam Connew knows how to get the best out of her fruit.

Her Palisander vineyard is perched high on a slope in the Tea Tree sub-region of Tasmania's Coal River Valley. With careful, sustainable farming since 2017, Sam has managed to produce wonderful, aromatic Riesling with purity and drinkability from her little patch of earth. This is the second release of a 'premium' Riesling from Palisander. The wine is fermented in ceramic egg and left to rest quitely on lees for 10 months before release. It's a Riesling that shows fascinating texture. A more rounded, supple Tasmanian Riesling, with a little grip and slightly creamy centre that will drink beautifully from the first day it arrives on your doorstep.

About Stargazer

Sam Connew, in a previous life Chief Winemaker at 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

Fermented in a ceramic egg and left on lees for ten months. Very pale yellow in colour with green hints. The nose is a combination of lemon verbena aromatics with some white blossom florals. On the palate the acid is integrated with the Lemon Splice fruit, coherent and seamless with no hard edges, rather soft and sherbetty, finishing with fruit intensity and concentration.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2035
Bottle Size : 750ml

Sam Connew in the vineyard
Sam Connew in the vineyard
Coal River Valley, TAS
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
Gourmet Traveller Wine

"The wine has a bright, light yellow hue and a fragrance that is gently yeasty as well as floral in a dried-flower kind of way, while the palate is delicate, with terrific acid drive, a tickle of sweetness maintaining the balance. Good now but a little more age wouldn’t hurt." - Huon Hooke (Gourmet Traveller Wine April 2021)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

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Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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FaQs

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