Timo Mayer’s Close Planted Pinot Noir is one of the Yarra Valley’s most sought after wines.
Grown on his small estate 8km South of Healesville, this wine can come and go with barely a whisper of it being released, so intense is the want of his adoring and loyal fan base. It is a slightly wild and fascinating style of Pinot.
The close plantings force the vines to do battle for the lion’s share of the natural resources; water, minerals and nutrients. The belief being that great wines are made in the vineyard and a vineyard that struggles bears fruit with the most character and intensity.
This wine has punchy, brooding, floral notes on the nose. With sweet cherry and earthy notes on the palate.