Semi translucent red colour with black tinged edges and a dark red hue. The bouquet shows spicy ripe dark cherry and strawberry aromas meld into gentle clove and forest floor notes with hints of cedar also evident. Juicy dark cherry and wild strawberry fruits overlay a back drop of vanillin cedar, clove, forest floor and spice. Polished yet shows constructed tannins with a ripe fresh finish.
Gathering Field Nouveau Pinot Noir
for the equivalent of £18.50 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: Thousand Candles
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Style: Vibrant and Fresh
Appellation: Yarra Valley
Alcohol: 12.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
There's a poetic story behind the name Thousand Candles, it comes from a 19th-century account by a European settler, who witnessed an ancient indigenous ceremony that granted free passage into the lands around the property to various tribes. Describing the tribesman dramatically holding aloft their firesticks, he remarked that it was as if the ‘twilight of the evening had been interrupted by a thousand candles...’. It's a beautiful property that stretches over 450 hectares in the heart of the Yarra Valley, incorporating vineyards, pastureland, and native bush. The estate is overseen by Stuart Proud, a viticulturist by training, who takes a holistic approach. Farming is biological and the focus is placed on soil health and biodiversity in the vineyards. The wines are made with minimal intervention; the goal is always to allow the vineyard to shine through.