09 Oct MEET THICK AS THIEVES’ SYD BRADFORD
The ethos of both Yarra Valley’s Thick as Thieves and Thievery stretch further than coincidental naming. At the restaurant we enjoy introducing diners to alternate grape varieties, unfamiliar blending and regional unconformity. So, naturally we were drawn to Syd Bradford’s wines. Small batch and minimal intervention, cool climate wines are the name of the game. The texture, character and smashability are the results of meticulous attention to detail and pristine parcels of fruit. Being a busy one man band we’re lucky that we were able to steal some of Syd’s time to ask him a few questions including how it all started and his experimentation process.
At Thievery, we’ll be featuring the following wines on a Thick as Thieves short list until they run out. Make a reservation via our website to book a table and find out a bit more about each wine below.
Great attack and energy as the wine fills the palate. Light bodied with incredible finesse. Gentle, chalky phenolic combines with pronounced acid to scrape the palate clean at the finish of each sip. Flavours echo the aromas of lemon pith and rose water with a touch of malt on the finish.
2017 Spring Pinot (Rosé)
Full bodied and savoury with a spider web of fine tannins. Soft, slippery and rustic with red berries and a touch of chocolate on the finish.
2017 Pinot/ Gamay
Light bodied, plush and fine boned but with depth and sufficient padding. Plump and juicy mid palate with a lovely plum and earthy back palate. Beautifully rustic and delicious.
A delicate start followed by a dense and chewy mid palate. All this combines with pronounced natural acidity to give great line, body and texture . The palate shows raspberry, rose petal and spice flavours that build on the fine and dusty back palate. Balanced and persistent with subtle oak and dark chocolate on the finish. Great food wine.