About The Wine
Beautifully fresh and supple Cabernet from Timo's son Rivar, and wonderful value again in the Bloody Hill Villages range.
Made at the family winery the fruit is sourced from the Coldstream sub-region. Hand-picked, wild fermented and matured in old oak for just six months.
Very pure fruited, with blackcurrant leaf and cassis dominating. Gracefully mid-weight with real palate lift..
Cracking Cabernet for early drinking..(not early morning though).
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.