Flashcards in Victoria Deck (16):
What is the coolest and smallest state on the Australian mainland?
What zone surrounds the city of Melbourne?
Port Philip zone
-cool, maritime climate
What is Victoria's oldest wine region?
Yarra Valley GI
What Champagne house has a property in Yarra Valley?
Moët & Chandon started the Australian Domaine Chandon in 1987.
Name the 4 main grapes of the Yarra Valley.
Shiraz(often co-fermented with Viognier)
Name the 2 distinct soil types of the Yarra Valley.
grey-brown sandy loam
What are the main grapes of the cool, windy maritime Mornington Peninsula?
-too cold for late ripening grapes
What 2 GI regions are shared between Victoria and New South Wales?
Murray Darling GI
Swan Hill GI
What is the main grape varietal or Bendigo, Heathecote, and Central Victoria?
Where would you find the Nagambi Lakes sub-region?
What producer of the Nagambi Lakes produces Shiraz from vines planted in 1860?
-protected it vines from phylloxera
-also has the oldest Marsanne vines in Australia and possibly the world.
Rutherglen and Glenrowan GI'sof the North East Victoria Zone are famous for what style of wine?
What is "Topaque"?
formerly known as "Tokay".
-sweet, fortified wine made from Muscadelle
What is the character of Rutherglen's aged fortified brown muscat?
rich, sweet, raisinated.
marked 'rancio' character
-made from Muscat a Peite Grains Rouge
What is the Muscat of Rutherglen Network?
a producer's syndicate established in 1995
Developed a 4 tier classification system based on age, sweetness, and complexity