Region: Yarra Valley, VIC
Perfect with: Steak florentine, comte cheese
Ageing Potential: 10-15 years
Timo Mayer is one of the Yarra Valley’s most respected cult hero winemakers. He comes from a family of winemakers with a history of 400 years in the industry. German by background but Aussie at heart. His vineyards are situated on very sleep slopes of Healesville, Victoria. Minimal interference, maximum flavour and complexity making his wines completely unique and remarkably rare.
The 2018 Syrah is handpicked, whole bunch fermented from the cool climate region of Yarra Valley. Only 70 odd cases were produced. Elegant, silky tannins, a wine that glides ever so smoothly in your mouth. Flavours of blackcurrant, blackberries, black pepper, savoury, smoky, meaty, earthiness. Delicious now, but will be even more amazing in another decade.