Certainly the most elegant Pinot Noir expression from Timo’s infamous 'Bloody Hill' vineyard located in the cool hills of the Yarra Valley. Its name is a fun nod to Timo's German heritage, where as he puts it 'every winemaker is a bloody Doctor'.
The nose is wildly aromatic with plenty of berry fruit and sweet spice. At the same time, the palate is deliciously savoury, with incredible texture and fresh acidity—a delight to drink, with fantastic ageing potential.
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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.