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2021 Timo Mayer Close Planted Pinot Noir

Yarra Valley, VIC

Timo's most stunning home-grown Pinot Noir. Highly sought-after and one of the finest in the Yarra Valley.

$60.00

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Whoowee. A fine wine this.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Timo Mayer's Close Planted Pinot Noir is one of the Yarra Valley's most sought after wines.

Grown on his small estate 8km South of Healesville, this wine can come and go with barely a whisper of it being released, so intense is the want of his adoring and loyal fan base. It is a slightly wild and fascinating style of Pinot.

The close plantings force the vines to do battle for the lion's share of the natural resources; water, minerals and nutrients. The belief being that great wines are made in the vineyard and a vineyard that struggles bears fruit with the most character and intensity.

Do yourself a favour and explore one of the Yarra's most idiosyncratic wines. The Close Planted is as individual as it is outstanding.

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.

Winemaker Timo Mayer
Winemaker Timo Mayer
Yarra Valley, VIC
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From The Producer

Some of the oldest Bloody Hill vines , garnet red in colour with a nose of dark sweet Bing Cherry, fresh Lovage, and smoke. Sweet strawberry and cherry fruit on the plate immediately followed by savoury, meaty umami notes. Very fine tannins and good length.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2031
Bottle Size : 750ml

The Bloody Hill
The Bloody Hill
Yarra Valley, VIC
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"Beautiful perfume, red cherry, cranberry, pretty rose petal characters, some sweet spice, a lift of something faintly minty. Yes. Succulent and supple, red fruited flavours, a crispness, cool, blood orange acidity in the sluice of red cherry and faint herbal and white pepper notes. Whoowee. A fine wine this." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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Definitely lives up to the hype, TImo Mayer delivers an exceptional pinot

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