2021 Bloody Hill Villages Coldstream Syrah

Yarra Valley, VIC

Spot on cool-climate Syrah made with a chunk of whole bunch - one of the best value Shiraz/Syrah wines available in the Yarra Valley currently.

$32.00

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... brilliant at the price point.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

This is one of the best value versions of Yarra Valley Syrah you will find at the moment.

Crafted by young Rivar Ferguson-Mayer, he includes 30% whole bunches in the ferment to add spice and structure to the wonderfully floral style of Syrah he has picked from St Huberts in Coldstream.

A simply delicious new release and absolutely stellar value for money here.

About Timo Mayer

German-born, enigmatic winemaker Timo Mayer is one of the great characters of the Yarra Valley. The words bombastic, charismatic and wild are as much applicable to the man as his wines.

From his close-planted Yarra Valley vineyard, evocatively named 'Bloody Hill', Timo carves out some astounding wines made with low levels of new oak and minimal additions. 

The signature of Timo's winemaking style is his penchant for whole-bunch ferment. His wines have an ethereal quality, firm tannins and impeccable structure. 

These are compelling and extremely limited wines that tell a unique story of the Yarra Valley.

The Bloody Hill range is now the responsibility of Timo's talented son Rivar Mayer Ferguson, and has dropped the Mayer on the label from the 2021 releases. They continue to be superb value wines.

Winemaker Timo Mayer
Winemaker Timo Mayer
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Ten-year-old vines from Coldstream, Yarra Valley. The vineyard is on the Valley floor, north-facing. Best and 1654 clone mix. 1/3 Whole bunch, 2/3 de-stemmed co ferment.Purple violets and red plums on the nose . Loads of red fruit on the palate, very soft and juicy with a layer of blackberry leaf to add complexity, medium-bodied Syrah with amazing intensity and concentration for the money.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
Closure : Diam
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Rivar Ferguson-Mayer
Winemaker Rivar Ferguson-Mayer
Yarra Valley, VIC
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The Wine Front

"Smoky, savoury red, pulverised rock tannins and brick dust characters in raspberry and dusty cherry notes. Good spread of fennel and wild mint notes in the mix too. Savoury as, quite earthy and with some wet asphalt characters happening also. Dry, firm, long. This one needs a bit of a PhD to get into, but that’s ok, brilliant at the price point." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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Bloody hill, bloody good!

Full of character. Very well made.

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Bloody Great!

This Bloody Hill is a Bloody Bargain. All stems red fruit and plush mouthfill. Went back to buy more!

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