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2018 Thousand Candles Gathering Field Sauvignon Blanc

Yarra Valley, Vic

Imaginative and sustainable. Sensory skin contact sauvignon from organic vineyards.

$30.00

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About The Wine

With its beautiful, sparing label, Thousand Candles is an expansive sustainable enterprise on a historic Yarra Valley property. Not only are the vines here farmed by organic methods, they also raise grass fed beef of exceptional quality.

Under their junior Gathering Field label, this is an imaginative expression of Sauvignon Blanc. Half the grapes ferment in contact with the skins, giving it a deeper golden colour, subtle texture and spiced pear notes.

Its bright finish and tropical notes allow it to navigate a little spice, a perfect pairing for your favourite south-east Asian take away.

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

A textural and savoury style, this wine is not meant to be the standard style that many associate with the variety.

Handpicked with 50% of the wine being fermented on skins for 21 days. Flavours of tropical fruits, pink grapefruit and some spicy pear notes. Bright and fresh acidity with subtle chalky tannins.

Flavours of tropical fruits, pink grapefruit and some spicy pear notes. Bright and fresh acidity with subtle chalky tannins.

Blend : Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
ABV : 13.2%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2022
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

91Points
The Wine Front

"A dialed down, relatively restrained sauvignon blanc of tropical fruits, light grassiness, some good intensity." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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    8 months ago
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    This Victorian sauvignon blanc is a very unique Yarra Valley example with a slightly french character which is very much to my liking as well as good value. This one of my favourites

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