Mayer Doktor Pinot Noir 2018 Yarra Valley
Timo Mayer left his native Germany for the Yarra Valley years ago, where he organically farms a 2.5 hectare plot called Bloody Hill, Ùbecause itÕs bloody steep.Î From here, and a couple of other single vineyard sites, he produces hand-crafted wines which favour elegance and purity over muscle and showiness. His signature is the use of whole-bunches during fermentation, increasing complexity and giving silkier tannins and freshness, his are some of AustraliaÕs best Pinot Noirs. He likes to refer to himself as Ùjust a farmerÎ, but to us heÕs pretty legendary, and those who have met him agree.
The Doktor pinot noir uses 100% whole bunch, leaving all the stems in during fermentation to aid freshness. This is all leafy notes, pure red berry fruit and wild aromatics on a light, juicy palate.