It is aged for 6 months in French oak barrels and hogsheads resulting in an opaque black-red colour with a dark red rim. It's bouquet exudes aromas of red berries complemented by subtle mushroom & earth nuances. These fragrances are followed by a lively palate revealing flavours of red fruits, cassis and forest floor; soft tannins provide it a great structure on the finish.
Gathering Field Red Blend
for the equivalent of £21.25 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: Thousand Candles
Grape Variety: Merlot / Caberenet Sauvignon / Cabernet Franc
Style: Spicy and Earthy
Appellation: Yarra Valley
Alcohol: 13% 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.