An elegant Pinot Noir from Timo’s infamous Bloody Hill vineyard located in the cool hills of the Yarra Valley. This wine is made using 100% whole bunch fermentation, which imparts juicy fruit and fragrant earthy characters. The nose is wildly aromatic with plenty of berry fruit and sweet spice while the palate is deliciously savoury, with incredible texture and fresh acidity. A delight to drink, with fantastic ageing potential.
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.