Timo Mayer Masterclass Pack

A masterclass collection of the brilliant 2023 Timo Mayer red wines. Extremely limited availability.

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This limited 'Masterclass' mixed pack is the perfect way to experience the wonderful wines of Yarra Valley cult legend, Timo Mayer.

German-born, enigmatic winemaker Timo Mayer is one of the great characters of the Yarra Valley. From his close-planted Yarra Valley vineyard, evocatively named 'Bloody Hill', Timo carves out some astounding wines made with minimal additions and his signature winemaking technique - his penchant for 100% whole-bunch ferment.

With son Rivar these days working alongside Timo to plant more vines and craft more wines, the future is bright and exciting for Timo Mayer Wines. These are compelling and extremely limited wines that tell a unique story of the Yarra Valley.

  • 2023 Timo Mayer Close Planted Pinot Noir
  • 2023 Timo Mayer Dr. Mayer Pinot Noir
  • 2023 Timo Mayer Syrah
  • 2023 Timo Mayer Gamay
  • 2023 Timo Mayer Sangiovese
  • 2023 Timo Mayer Nebbiolo

2023 Timo Mayer Close Planted Pinot Noir

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.

2023 Timo Mayer Dr. Mayer Pinot Noir

This is the wilder version of Pinot Noir from Yarra Valley cult favourite, Timo Mayer.

The Doktor Pinot Noir is 100% whole bunch fermented, Timo using the extra stalk component to drag out additional tannin and texture. He has a particular affinity with stalkier Pinot Noir, you can hear his passion in the way he talks about it.

Wildly aromatic, powerful, densely concentrated and only made in small quantities.

If Pinot Noir with swagger is your game, you need an appointment with the Doktor.

2023 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 the others in his range - 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.

2023 Timo Mayer Gamay

It's fair to say Timo Mayer loves some whole-bunch/carbonic maceration action.

It works brilliantly when applied to lighter red varieties. Case in point - this Gamay has come up trumps...

The fruit was grown from vines in Dixon Creek in the northern Yarra, and we all know that great wine begins as great fruit. In the hands of Timo, this variety really sings.

Gamay can be a simple affair, but this one is wild; crunchy whole bunchiness, but still plush and juicy. Timo knocks it out of the park once again.

2023 Timo Mayer Sangiovese

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

For some reason, though, it works an absolute 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.

2023 Timo Mayer Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo from the Yarra Valley. Fermented as 100% whole bunches, as is the way of Timo Mayer.

It's still a relatively variety release from Timo, and people are already scrambling for a bottle. It's a wine with chiselled teeth of tannin, yet a silken feel from beginning to end.

There are few Nebbiolos in Australia that rise to this level. To look at, it's very light, almost delicate in appearance, but the power and structure that Nebbiolo is famous for is all there.

A rare bird here, one that will no doubt disappear all too quickly.

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 Yarra Valley, VIC Timo Mayer

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