Timo Mayer is a loveable larrikin with a keen eye for producing wines with character and finesse. At the top level, he makes two pinot’s: Close Planted and Dr Mayer. While both wines have sappy overtones and spice thanks to the inclusion of whole bunches, the Dr Mayer uses 100% whole bunch, exacerbating its herbal nature and making the tannins chewier, more in line with a Nebbiolo. It’s a savoury delight!
The Close Planted (as the name suggests the vineyard is closely planted which encourages the vine to focus energy on producing fruit) has a bright core of red and black cherries, nutmeg and subtle smoky notes. It’s a delicious mix of sweet and savoury.
Both wines are $57, and limited availabilty.