Thousand Candles Single Vineyard Pinot Noir


for the equivalent of £37.95 a bottle

Grower: Thousand Candles
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Style: Savoury and Earthy
Country: Australia
Appellation: Yarra Valley
Vintage: 2019/20
Closure: CORK
Alcohol: 13.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl

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This Pinot Noir was aged in old French oak barrels. The result is a beautiful garnet colour. The bouquet offers raspberry, herbs and earthy aromas. These are followed by an attractive palate showcasing flavours of pomegranate, red berries and forest floor. Fine tannins and vibrant acidity provide structure and depth to the palate, paving the way for a lingering finish.

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.



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