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2017 Thousand Candles Single Vineyard Field Blend

Yarra Valley, VIC

The blend Stuart Proud says best represents his wonderful vineyard in any given season.

$57.00

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Plenty of interest, and drinking pleasure. Like this a lot.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The Thousand Candles Field Blend is the flagship release from Stu Proud at the new look Thousand Candles vineyard.

This is a wine intended to showcase the best fruit of the season. The 2017 blend is built from Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Merlot - a unique blend, no doubt, but one that represents the best of the best from the Thousand Candles team in the stellar 2017 vintage.

You get all the tantalising vibrant aromatics from the Pinot Noir, the spice and firmness from the Yarra Valley Shiraz and the Merlot lends seductive base notes of black olive and some lush fruit.

The structure here is excellent. The balance, bang on. This wine tells a unique story of a great vineyard in a great vintage. It's a brilliant release from Stu and the team.

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
Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"Juicy ripe berries, coffee grounds, a pleasant amount of spicy herbal whole bunch that tempers and greets the flesh of the fruit, chocolate and roses. Medium-bodied, mainly into the red fruits, stroke of emery board tannin, quiet acidity, subtle earthiness and spice, with the tannin picking up and firming the finish – almost like a Turkish coffee. Plenty of interest, and drinking pleasure. Like this a lot." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

This is a wine made to capture all parts of the farm and give a true representation of the soil, the season and the site. We expect the blend to change each year, depending on the season. Some of the wine was co-fermented (season dependent) however most of the 2017 vintage was from selected barrels in the winery. There is some influence of wild ferment and whole bunch fermentation in the pinot noir and Syrah components.

All components were aged in 4-7 year old French oak barriques and hogsheads with a small percentage of the merlot component being aged in a new oak barrel for a period of 6 months. Blended and bottled in November to capture the verve of the season and a sense of the site

Blend : Pinot Noir (49%), Shiraz (33%), Merlot (18%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

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