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The Timo Mayer Red Collection

A suite of extremely-limited reds from Yarra Valley rogue, Timo Mayer, including a rare look at his Dr. Mayer Remstal German Pinot Noir. It's the best way to sample these cult classics.

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German-born, enigmatic winemaker Timo Mayer is one of the great characters of the Yarra Valley. The words wild and charismatic are as much applicable to the man as his wines.

From his close-planted Yarra Valley vineyard, evocatively named 'Bloody Hill', and select other vineyards across the Yarra Valley, 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.

Here you will sample his 2019 Mayer red releases alongside his small batch 2018 Pinot Noir out of Remstal. These wines are extremely limited and won't be available for long.

2018 Timo Mayer Trollinger

Trollinger is an interesting variety and one that you don't see very often in Australia.

For those unfamiliar with it, it generally produces a light bodied red wine (and usually a pretty good Rosé), that are refreshing and savoury all at once. This part of Remstal in Wuerttemberg is well known for its Trollinger. Though most of it is consumed locally, Timo managed to get his hands on a small parcel for this bottling.

It's bunchy, it's bouncy, it's a little smoky, it's a great little drink with a real point of difference.

It's one of the more 'playful' reds we've seen from Timo in a while.

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2019 Timo Mayer Syrah

Timo Mayer only makes a tiny amount of Syrah each year.

The majority of the Mayer vineyard is planted to Pinot Noir but a small amount of Syrah makes an appearance on the upper reaches of the Hill. He makes the Syrah in the same way as his charismatic Dr. Mayer Pinot Noir with 100% whole bunches during ferment.

In this part of the Yarra it is possible to make sublime Syrah. Timo's is ethereal, ferrous and a little mysterious, an excellent example of the variety's potential in the region.

Lovers of spicy, detailed Syrah with power and structure - you'll want to try this... But you'll need to be quick.

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2019 Timo Mayer Sangiovese

Sadly, no Gamay in the 2019 Timo Mayer line up, but the upside is we do get a few new delicious things to try in its place!

This new Sangiovese from Dixon's Creek is a belter. It's an electric, nervy example of the variety. The 100% whole bunch ferment to many would seem like madness when applied to Sangiovese. The variety has tannin in spades.

For some reason, it works a treat in this wine. It's a lighter expression than you might expect, the juice shines ruby red in the glass. The fruit is sweet and spicy, the tannins are super fine and detailed.

It's a one-of-a-kind Sangiovese from a one of a kind winemaker.

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2019 Timo Mayer Merlot

With no Gamay available for Timo in 2019, he has branched out and brought in a few new varieties.

This Merlot might be the real surprise packet from his suite of 2019 Yarra wines. As is his way, Timo fermented this as 100% whole bunches - an unusual technique with Merlot, for sure - but Timo does things his own way.

It has worked a treat. The fruit is rich and dark and plummy. The stems lend the structure that is so often missed in Merlot, giving the wine real definition and tension to support the fruit.

It's a great interpretation of Merlot with a little attitude and x-factor.

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2018 Timo Mayer Remstal Pinot Noir

For this wine, Timo Mayer brings his talents to a small parcel of Pinot Noir grown in Remstal, Germany.

Timo makes these German wines with a bit of help from his son, River, who is himself winemaker. The duo make a wonderful fist of these wines.

In typical Timo style, this is all about the funk. It's a little richer and darker than his staple Yarra Valley offerings. And of course, as always, stems play a major role in the structure and the spice of the wine.

It's a wickedly drinkable Pinot Noir, with a wild side.

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2019 Timo Mayer Cabernet

Whole-bunch ferments with Syrah and Pinot Noir, are very in vogue at the moment, but whole-bunch with Cabernet? Are you crazy?! Well, don't knock it 'til you've tried it...

Timo Mayer's Cabernet is 100% whole-bunch, the man does not do things by halves. The benefit here is that the tannins and textural elements of the wine can be derived from the stalks and seeds as well as the skins and it drastically reduces your need for a heavy oak influence to impart structure. Of course, this also means that the wine is fresher, more 'alive' in its youth, and doesn't require decades in the cellar to look the goods.

If this wine could talk it would spruik you a Ginsburg poem, a little left of centre yet undeniably beautiful and thought-provoking all at once. Just try it, you might just fall in love with Cabernet in a way you never have before.

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