Nebbiolo from the Yarra Valley. Fermented as 100% whole bunches, as is the way of Timo Mayer.
It's still a relatively variety release from Timo, and people are already scrambling for a bottle. It's a wine with chiselled teeth of tannin, yet a silken feel from beginning to end.
There are few Nebbiolos in Australia that rise to this level. To look at, it's very light, almost delicate in appearance, but the power and structure that Nebbiolo is famous for is all there.
A rare bird here, one that will no doubt disappear all too quickly.
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. 94pts - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)