2023 Mayer Syrah
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2023 Mayer Syrah

Yarra Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$54. 99
$659.88 Dozen
Closure: Diam Cork

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, and winemaking frequently utilises a generous use of whole bunch.
Timo sources his Syrah from a small portion of the Bloody Hill vineyard, and uses 100% whole bunch fermentation for his trademark vivid, stalky aromatics. Intense and flavourful, with plentiful texture and tannin, balanced by fresh acidity.

Other Reviews....
Off the farm. A 100% whole bunch ferment. “The best thing the Yarra Valley does at the moment is chardonnay and syrah”, quips Timo, “don’t tell anyone though”.
A crisp and textural, medium weight, lightly crunchy red of raspberry fruit dosed with white pepper, faint mezcal notes, game meat, cardamom and rose hip tea – vivid perfume and palate. A silkiness upfront but a sheath of ultra fine, Italianate tannin slips in and tightens things up nicely. Savoury and pretty at once. Drink: 2024-2033.
94 Points
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front