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Thousand Candles Single Vineyard Pinot Noir - Yarra Valley

Thousand Candles Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021 - Yarra Valley

Vintage: 2021 | Type: Reds | Producer: Thousand Candles
Region: Victoria
Closure: Screw Cap
Bottle size: 750ml

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A steep east facing slope that catches the morning sun. Clay loam soils sit above an ancient rocky subsoil. Free draining soil allows for very balanced vine growth. Open canopies and smaller bunch size produces wines with fruit density, structure and depth. We hand pick several parcels of fruit from this site and ferment separately with different whole bunch and whole berry components. Wild yeast, gentle handling no pump overs or plunging. We do this to allow true vineyard expression. After three weeks on skins the wines are pressed individually into older French barriques.

Raspberry, herbs and a slight earthiness. A hallmark of this wine is its structure, fine grained yet velvety tannins coat the whole palate seamlessly.

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Our notes


Halliday Wine Companion

Whole bunches (50%), gentle handling with no pumpovers or plunging. Matured in seasoned French barriques. Excellent wines from Thousand Candles in 2021, thoroughly deserving of the Best Small Producer trophy they picked up at the 2022 Yarra Valley Wine Show. A bright crimson red. A gently textured wine that was made with respect for the fruit with real persistence and finesse. There's lovely purity to the aromas of red cherries, small, wild strawberries, violets and spice. The whole bunches are barely perceptible, and velvety, quite firm and persistent tannins are in complete harmony with the wine, too.

Philip Rich

Producers notes

Located in the Yarra Valley, 65 kilometres north east of Melbourne, the thousand candles farm is an historic, sprawling property that stretches over 1100 acres on the southern slopes of the Warramate Ranges. It comprises of vineyards, cattle pastures, and native bush. The ambition at thousand candles has always been to try and capture the detail of the unique vineyard site in the wines they produce. They take the approach that the vineyard comes first and foremost. By looking after the soils using biological farming methods, along with minimal intervention in the winery they firmly believe the wines always show more depth, balance and complexity.

Taking the helm of the winemaking from Bill Downie in 2016 was Stuart Proud. Originally, the viticulturist, he has graduated into the winemaking role as well. Not a classically trained winemaker, he has learned alot along the 20 plus year journey in the wine industry working alongside a range of winemakers plus also operating his own small label. This approach really adds weight to the saying that ‘the best wines are made in the vineyard’. He aims to create a range of wines that showcase vineyard and fruit purity rather than trying to leave a thumbprint as the winemaker.

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