The wine- It’s fair to say Timo Mayer loves him 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 on relatively old Gamay vines in the Yarra Valley. The near-perfect 2018 season giving Timo beautifully balanced fruit.
Gamay can be a simple affair, but in the hands of Timo with all it’s wild and stalky edges, this variety sings.
Timo Mayer- The man, the legend. 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.
2018 Vintage. 12.5% alc/vol. 750ml Bottles.