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2017 Thousand Candles Gathering Field Rosé

Yarra Valley, VIC

Cracking Rosé blend from Pinot Noir and Syrah off Thousand Candles.

$33.00

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Both a complex style and a ripping one.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The re-invention of the Thousand Candle brand continues here with the first release of a Rosé from Stuart Proud.

This is made from a 50/50 split of Pinot Noir and Syrah from a couple of vineyards in the Thousand Candles portfolio, fermented wild, and sensitively brought to bottle.

Proud has hit this right out of the middle of the bat. It's dry, textural and imbued with complexity but at no point is drinkability compromised.

To put it plainly, it's delicious.

About Thousand Candles

Thousand Candles is one of the most hallowed vineyards in the Yarra Valley and is currently in the midst of something of a resurgence. The site is managed by the rugged hands of Stuart Proud, one of the Valley's most respected viticulturalists.

Stu farms his grapes and livestock with a deep understanding of biological farming, fostering a thriving ecosystem on the property with to create the ideal environment to produce first-class fruit.

The wines that come from this site all share a common DNA, the vineyard characteristics shining through in their earthiness and impressive tannin structure. The wines of Thousand Candles are currently made by Stu who looks to minimal intervention in the winery, trusting that his hard work amongst the vines will pay dividends in the cellar.

Thus far, his impressive results speak for themselves.

The Thousand Candles Vineyard
The Thousand Candles Vineyard
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

50/50 split of hand-picked Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Full barrel ferment using wild yeast. Bright red fruits, crunchy, tangy acid & textural mouthfeel. Complex and expressive

Winemaking:
Hand-picked in the cool of the morning, the fruit was pressed immediately and let to settle for 24 hours in the tank. Pinot Noir was picked in early March while the Shiraz component was picked in April. The wines were barrel fermented before blending after approximately 30 days post ferment.

Blend : Pinot Noir (50%), Shiraz (50%)
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2019
Bottle Size : 750ml

Stu Proud in the vineyard
Stu Proud in the vineyard
Yarra Valley, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"Both a complex style and a ripping one. It walks to the beat of its own drum and yet it’s textural and come-hither too. Not a bad combo. Apple, rose petals, hay, earth, wood spice and strawberry tart. That latter note – the strawberry tart bit – is more prominent than the list of descriptors might suggest. I like how expressive this is, how different, how good it feels in the mouth. It’s tangy and tasty." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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