About The Wine
"You walk up and down it and you'll know why I call it Bloody Hill!" says Timo Mayer.
Bloody Hill Pinot Noir is Timo's gentler version of the variety. The fruit from this maddening slope in the Yarra Valley is fully destemmed, naturally fermented and aged in oak for only three months.
Timo describes it as "A more terroir-driven wine, it's just the Bloody Hill in a bottle."
It's a softer, more fruit-driven style of Pinot Noir. Excellent value and made in only small quantities.
About 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.
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