No mucking around. Needs a battalion of salumi, olives, bread, pickled things. A great expression here.
About The Wine
Timo Mayer only makes a tiny amount of Syrah each year.
The majority of the Mayer vineyard is planted to Pinot Noir but a small amount of Syrah makes an appearance on the upper reaches of the Hill. He makes the Syrah in the same way as his charismatic Dr. Mayer Pinot Noir with 100% whole bunches during ferment.
In this part of the Yarra it is possible to make sublime Syrah. Timo's is ethereal, ferrous and a little mysterious, an excellent example of the variety's potential in the region.
Lovers of spicy, detailed Syrah with power and structure - you'll want to try this... But you'll need to be quick.
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.