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    Thousand Candles 'Single Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2017

    Thousand Candles 'Single Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2017

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    The nose displays aromas of raspberry and herbs with an attractive earthiness. The palate shows red berries, pomegranate and some lovely forest floor characters. A fine tannin profile and bright natural acid lift provide great depth and structure to the plate. The beautiful acidity suggests this.


    The Thousand Candles vineyard and wines had an interesting birth several years ago and we were keen fans from day one. The team that was put together to farm this vineyard and make the wines was one of the best you could possibly conjure up with a blank cheque. They immediately got stuck in to restructuring and farming this poorly planned vineyard and the early wines were edgy and obscure yet wonderfully individual, drinkable and stimulating in their flavours, texture and weight.
    After nearly a decade from their first release – Thousand Candles now has a range of brilliant wines from grapes perfectly suited to this site of huge potential, carefully crafted by Stuart Proud, one of the most highly regarded viticulturalists in Australia. With a passion and focus on soil health, the evolution into the winemaking role has been slow and steady. His farm management system has enabled him to not rely on herbicides, heavy pesticides and synthetic fertilisers to grow their grapes (and farm their cattle). They want a healthy and diverse system – not a sterile monoculture that exists in many mainstream, conventional vineyards.


    First planted with vines in 1838, the Yarra Valley is the birthplace of the Victorian wine industry. It ceased production in the fortified wine boom in the 1920s and planting began again in earnest in the 1960s with modern pioneers such as Dr Bailey Carrodus, Guill de Pury and Dr John Middleton paving the way for the Yarra Valley to become one of Australia’s premier wine growing regions today. Their Yarra Yering, Yeringberg and Mount Mary wineries remain regional heroes, firm favorites such as Coldstream Hills and new star wineries such as Oakridge and Giant Steps excel with stunning examples of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah. Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling are also no slouch in the region and the exciting new breed of wineries such as Bobar, Mac Forbes, Hoddles Creek, Salo, Timo Mayer, Thousand Candles and Proud Primary Produce are proof of the Yarra Valley’s diversity and understanding of place. Local Knowledge: The restaurant at Oakridge Wines is one of the finest regional dining experiences in the land…. Have a glass of 864 Chardonnay while you are there.


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      Pinot Noir
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