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2017 Timo Mayer Gamay

Yarra Valley, VIC

The first release of Gamay from the master of 'the bunch', Timo Mayer.

$60.00

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About
Timo magic, whatever the case might be. Firmly asserts Timo’s seat in the business class club of top end Australian winemakers/winegrowers.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

It's fair to say Timo Mayer loves him some whole-bunch/carbonic maceration action. It works brilliantly when applied to lighter red varieties. Case in point - this Gamay has come up trumps...

The fruit was grown on relatively old Gamay vines in the Yarra Valley. The near-perfect 2017 season giving Timo beautifully balanced fruit. 

Gamay can be a simple affair, but in the hands of Timo with all it's wild and stalky edges, this variety sings.

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.

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

From The Producer

Blend : Gamay (100%)
ABV : 12.50%
Closure : DIAM Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

The Bloody Hill
The Bloody Hill
Yarra Valley, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"Fragrant thing, loaded with dark cherry, brambles, briar, bay leaf, white pepper, stalky, but adds interest and lifts the perfume. Crisp and bright in the palate, light tannins, medium weight, glossiness through mid palate to the long, sour cherry finish. Licks of amaro, dash of pepper. Incredibly charismatic, great energy and velocity across the palate. Serve with a chill knocked into it." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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