About the Wine
The Timo Mayer Volcanic Pinot Noir comes from rich volcanic soils of the Lusatia Park Vineyard in Woori Yallock, which are full of red basalt and iron. This combination seems to have greatly influenced the wine, which shows bright and delicious red fruits but with savoury, earthy tones and a mineral edge.
While the wine is young, it is showing notes of meatiness that will develop further as it ages. The palate is rich and vibrant, with cherry and strawberry intermingled with the savouriness. Like all Timo Mayer wines, this is showing brilliantly now but can be cellared for years.
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.