2023 Stargazer Tupelo

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Stargazer |Tasmania |Riesling Blend
The talented Sam Connew's take on an Alsatian classic white, a tasty blend of Riesling, Pinot Gris, and Gewurztraminer.
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'Tupelo' is Sam Connew's Alsatian-inspired blend of Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Riesling and a splash of Gewurztraminer. 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 terrific value, the perfect wine to tuck into with a light meal, particularly one loaded with spice.

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

"This can be among Australia's very finest white wines. Period... A wine of profundity and real potential, although I'd be enjoying this across the mid-term given the aromatic quotient to the blend. Pinot gris, pinot blanc, riesling and gewurztraminer."
- 96 pts, Ned Goodwin MW (JamesSuckling.com)

"Think citrus, yellow plum, white flowers, soft spice and crushed stone and you're on the track. Just a joy to drink."
- 95 pts, Dave Brookes (Halliday Wine Companion)

Pale yellow in colour with green flecks, the nose is perfumed and lifted showing honeysuckle and jasmine notes with dried pear spiciness and 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.

96 points - "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. Frankly, I wouldn't mind even more ripeness and chew to this. A wine of profundity and real potential, although I'd be enjoying this across the mid-term given the aromatic quotient to the blend. Pinot gris, pinot blanc, riesling and gewurztraminer Drink or hold. Screw cap." - Ned Goodwin MW (JamesSuckling.com)

95 points - "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." - Dave Brookes (Halliday Wine Companion)

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    A good blend with an interesting depth.

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Stargazer

Stargazer is the pint-sized Tasmanian passion project of the talented Samantha Connew. Sam is one of the country's most respected wine judges and a greatly influential voice in the Australian wine industry. Stargazer is her one-woman show, focused around Sam's small, beautiful vineyard works in the Coal River Valley.

She only makes tiny parcels of a few wines. Riesling (and Riesling Blends), Chardonnay & Pinot Noir are her chosen varieties. The quality is outstanding across each and every wine and they rightfully sell out in next to no time each year.

The Stargazer range is a set of beautiful, ethereal representations of the Apple Isle.

Samantha Connew in her Vineyard Discover Stargazer

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