From the top of the hill in Timo Mayer’s elevated vineyard in the Yarra Valley. This is 100% whole bunch, ten days carbonic macerated then jumped on and macerated for a further ten days. Timo Mayer jumping on grapes is a wonderful thing to see, or imagine. We all know he’d be nude.
Shows a kind of ‘dried brown spice’ aroma, clove/cinnamon/garam masala sorta vibe, with those freeze-dried raspberries, that kids eat, also smashed in. Indeed, it kinda smells dry, before your first sip, if you can project that. Sloshes in the palate more than expected, loose knit sense but there’s a firm, lacy ribcage of tannins, and acidity is ultra-perky and refreshing. Sweet fruit feel too. Fresh and fun and sleek. Very good drinking. - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front.