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2021 Timo Mayer Volcanic Pinot Noir

Yarra Valley, Vic

An elegant and spicy Upper Yarra Pinot Noir from the great Timo Mayer

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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.

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

Bright Cherry and Strawberry nose with savoury earth/ forest notes. Juicy and delicious on the palate with soft-textured fruit, smoke, and meaty notes as well as fine-grained tannins. Finishes with bright pomegranate fruit and good acidity.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

The Bloody Hill
The Bloody Hill
Yarra Valley, VIC
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Critic Reviews

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Halliday Wine Companion

"The pinot for this new range was sourced from Lusatia Park. 100% destemmed and matured in 300L French oak hogsheads (25% new). At the more delicate end of the Yarra pinot spectrum, but not lacking depth or structure either. There are aromas of cranberries, pomegranate, strawberries and delicate spice. The palate is equally pretty, with fine, chalky tannins rounding out a wine that, while good now, will become even more complex in another 2 or 3 years." - Philip Rich (Halliday Wine Companion)

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Marvelous Mayer

Dry, earthy and delicious

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Great winemaker

Red berries, herbs and spice. Delicious Yarra valley Pinot Noir from a great winemaker.

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