Mayer 2019 Pinot Noirs
Winery : Timo Mayer
MAYER MIXED SIX contains 2 each of the wines
Timo Mayer comes from a family of German vignerons that have been making wine for 400 years. After coming to Australia in 1990, he completed oenology studies at Charles Sturt in Wagga and then went on to gain experience under Steve Weber at De Bortoli before becoming the winemaker at Gembrook Hill.
He established his 2.5ha Mayer vineyard near Healesville in 1999 on very steep slopes, hence the name 'Bloody Hill' given to some of his wines. 'We believe that wines are made in the vineyard and therefore try to interfere as little as possible.' He aims to make wines that have a point of difference - 'Bring back the funk' is his special catch-cry.
2019 Mayer Bloody Hill Pinot Noir: From a section of the famed Bloody Hill planted at less density than the Mayer Pinot Noirs. Cherry, meaty notes, ultra-fine structure, cashmere-like texture.
2019 Mayer Pinot Noir: From a close-planted section of the vineyard. Sweet red cherry fruit, gentle spice, very alluring. Medium weight in the mouth with beautiful flow and soft texture. Refined pinot. Diam cork and wax closure.
2019 Dr Mayer Pinot Noir: Same block selection as the Mayer but 100% whole bunch. Not that it screams this. The every-so-slightly smoky whiff is subsumed by the gorgeous dark fruits - notably mulberry - and aromatic clove and cardamom. Intense but flowing in the mouth, with a delicious glycerol slide. Wax and Diam cork and wax closure.