Mayer ‘Close Planted’ Pinot Noir 2017
Needless to say we were all impressed with the wines and grateful to Timo for the 2017 vintage release tasting at Barrique.
Small farm producing hand crafted, single vineyard wine. Hand picking and natural winemaking processes. Unfined and unfiltered to show the true expression of the land. 2017 wines are very expressive and elegant with slinky fine tannins and are not over drying at all. This is one of the best vintages ever.
The Mayer Pinot is from the ‘close planted block.’ Due to the uniqueness of this vineyard the wines are always rich, concentrated and have an excellent complexity and length. 30% whole bunch has added a prettiness working well with the nose of violets, dark cherry and spice. Luscious rounded plate with plenty of fine velvety tannin. Most successful wine on the night of the tasting. Drink now or cellar comfortably for 15 years.