2019 Gathering Field Red Blend

ProducerThousand Candles. Yarra Valley, Vic
StatusBiological farming

Thousand Candles stretches from the valley floor of the banks of the Yarra to the rolling hills hundreds of metres above sea level. 2017 Young Gun of Wine finalist and Yeasty Boys drummer – Stuart Proud tends the vineyard and makes the wines of this sprawling 1,100-acre Yarra Valley farm – a meeting place of mountains, rolling hills, bush, pasture, river-flats, creeks, and river.

A sustainable farmer with background as a viticulturist at De Bortoli in Yarra Valley – Stuart’s focus is on soils that are healthy, balanced and alive – using biological farming methods – minimal intervention in the winery provides depth, balance, complexity, and speak truthfully of where they came from. The Gathering Field Range is hand-picked from select parcels of fruit from their best blocks.


Stuart Proud

Website http://www.thousandcandles.com.au
WineA blend of Merlot (50%), Cabernet Sauvignon (38%) and Cabernet Franc (12%). All fruit was hand-picked, sorted, de-stemmed then fermented in small tanks for 3 weeks with only an occasional pump over. Aged in older French oak barriques and hogsheads for 6 months. Aromas of red berries, mushrooms and earthiness. The pallet is alive with red fruit, cassis and forest floor. A soft and elegant tannin profile with great structure.
Tasting NoteCassis - Forest Floor - Elegant


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