About The Wine
Bloody Hill Pinot Noir is Rivar Ferguson-Mayer's lighter, fresher version of the variety.
The fruit is from the Panton Hil in the Yarra Valley. It's fully destemmed, naturally fermented and aged in oak for only a few months.
This is a fresh, unfettered expression of the variety built for drinking early in its youth.
It's a softer, more fruit-driven style of Pinot Noir than the wilder more whole-bunch influenced examples made by his father Timo.
Excellent value and made in only small quantities.
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.