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