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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Stargazer Derwent Riesling 2013

Stargazer, from Sam Connew former winemaker at both Wirra Wirra and the Hunter's Tower Estate.

Stargazer pays tribute to Dutch explorer Abel Tasman, and as Sam puts it: "is about stopping every now and then to look upwards towards the heavens".

Wild fermented with some time on lees, the resultant wine resplendent of apple, lemon and bath salts - delicate and very approachable. Time in glass yields more, a little honeysuckle/ citrus.

Entry shows a mineral tingle, the residual sugar here (8g/l) provides additional feel and presence, lovingly pitched up against the acids present in this cool climate Riesling - a harmonious balance of the two. A secondary presence in the mouth shows additional texture, a gentle phenolic caress. An exquisite wine of delicacy, finesse and balance. 93

Tasted on: Tuesday 24th December, a Fruit Day 

Source: Retail, Craft
Price: $30
Alcohol: 12.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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