Mayer 2018 Pinot Noirs
Winery : Timo Mayer
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.
2018 Mayer Bloody Hill Pinot Noir: SOLD OUT From blocks of the famed Bloody Hill planted at less density than the Mayer Pinot Noir. Funky/reductive, smoky, fruity. Campbell Mattinson 95 points.
2018 Mayer (Close-Planted) Pinot Noir: From a close-planted section of the vineyard, roughly 25% whole bunch. Diam cork and wax finish. Openly textured, perfumed, fine tannins, lingers. Mike Bennie 95 points.