Timo Mayer
'Close Planted'
Pinot Noir
Yarra Valley

The Close Planted Pinot comes from one acre of Pinot planted at 75 cm apart, which is double the planting density (almost 6000/acre) to the rest of the vineyard. With part of those grapes he does a 100% whole bunch ferment which is then blended back with the destemmed component and makes up a 40% of the total blend. Timo believes the use of stalks gives him a more savory style. The wine shows fragrant whole bunch characters coupled with red fruit, spice and a violet and crushed strawberry character.

Sexy, high-pitched aromas of raspberry, blood orange, potpourri, Asian spices and minerals. Silky & sweet on the palate, offering intense red fruit and floral pastille flavors along with notes of spicecake & bitter chocolate. Smooth & intensely floral on the strikingly persistent finish, which features silky tannins & a jolt of cola.

  • Region: Yarra Valley
  • Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Vineyard: Bloody Hill
  • Vine Age: 14 years old
  • Yield: 2 tons per acre
  • Soil Type: Red Rocky Volcanic Soil with Sedimentary Rocks
  • Oak: 10 months in French barrique (33% new)
  • Production: 100 cases
Winery & Regional Information

A picture book region of terroir producing great wines, the Yarra Valley is a landscape of boundless beauty. This rustic wine region is situated an hour drive from the busy Melbourne Central Business District. It is also boasting with numerous rows of grapevines which are attractively planted on the massive tracts of its agricultural lands covering huge areas of hills... Learn More »



We at Vine Street Imports have worked with a handful of producers over the year. Most of which produce small amounts of wine at extremely high quality. Icons such as Michael Dhillon at Bindi have been there almost from the start. Names like Gary Mills of Jamsheed, Taras Ochota of Ochota Barrels and Fraser McKinley of Sami-Odi have risen to prominence recently by getting back to the roots of viti and viniculture. Where does Timo come into play? He is the silent assassin. The mad genius amongst his peers. Timo is Timo. Learn More »

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