As the name suggests, this wine comes from a densely planted portion of Timo’s Bloody Hill vineyard where the vines are positioned only 75 cm apart from each other. The wine is made using a use a proportion of whole bunch, which give this wine a particular stalky savouriness. The finished wine has a distinctive earthiness, with fragrant spice and mushroom characters on the nose. The palate is supple and sings with fresh redcurrants and cherries, giving way to a lingering finish.
Timo Mayer left his native Germany years ago for the Yarra Valley, where he organically farms a 2.5-hectare plot called Bloody Hill, “because it’s bloody steep!” From here, and a couple of other single vineyard sites, he produces handcrafted wines which favour elegance and purity over muscle and showiness.
His winemaking philosophy is “bring back the funk!” His signature is the use of whole bunches during fermentation increasing complexity and giving silkier tannins and freshness. Don't let his easy-going character fool you, these are serious wines made with meticulous skill and care, they taste fantastic now but will age gracefully.
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