2021 Mayer Nebbiolo
German born Timo Mayer, along with partner Rhonda Ferguson established Mayer in 1999, on the slopes of Mt Toolebewong, between Healesville & Woori Yallock. They produce a small range of hand crafted, single vineyard wines, believing that wines are made in the vineyard and not the winery. All wines are unfined and unfiltered to show the true expression of the vineyard. Vines are often close-planted, winemaking frequently utilises a generous use of whole bunch but most impressive is Timo's cheerful, amusing nature.
Whole bunch nebbiolo, from De Bortoli’s rose clone selection at the top of the vineyard on shale soils over rock.
Attractive wine this. Aromatic, pale in colour, savoury, strong ribbons of tannin, herbal notes amongst dried, red berry and sour cherry characters. It’s a fresh feeling red alongside all this, and succulent. And those tannins shape the wine beautifully and long. Pinosity, but with that web of fine grip. Yeah. Drink 2021 - 2032.
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front (February 2022)