Stalks are the best thing you can drink. Savoury. It takes away the sweet fruit.
About The Wine
This is the wilder version of Pinot Noir from Yarra Valley cult favourite Timo Mayer.
The Dr. Mayer Pinot Noir is 100% whole bunch fermented, Timo using the extra stalk component to drag out addition tannin and texture. He has a particular affinity with stalkier Pinot Noir, you can hear his passion in the way he talks about it.
The 2016 is wildly aromatic, powerful and densely concentrated. Only six barrels made.
If Pinot Noir with swagger is your game, you need an appointment with the Doctor.
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.