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Flashcards in Victoria Deck (16):
1

What is the coolest and smallest state on the Australian mainland?

Victoria

2

What zone surrounds the city of Melbourne?

Port Philip zone
-cool, maritime climate

3

What is Victoria's oldest wine region?

Yarra Valley GI

4

What Champagne house has a property in Yarra Valley?

Moët & Chandon started the Australian Domaine Chandon in 1987.

5

Name the 4 main grapes of the Yarra Valley.

Pinot Noir*
Cabernet Sauvignon
Chardonnay
Shiraz(often co-fermented with Viognier)

6

Name the 2 distinct soil types of the Yarra Valley.

grey-brown sandy loam
red basalt

7

What are the main grapes of the cool, windy maritime Mornington Peninsula?

Pinot Noir
Pinot Gris
Chardonnay
-too cold for late ripening grapes

8

What 2 GI regions are shared between Victoria and New South Wales?

Murray Darling GI
Swan Hill GI

9

What is the main grape varietal or Bendigo, Heathecote, and Central Victoria?

Shiraz

10

Where would you find the Nagambi Lakes sub-region?

Goulburn Valley

11

What producer of the Nagambi Lakes produces Shiraz from vines planted in 1860?

Tahbilk
-protected it vines from phylloxera
-also has the oldest Marsanne vines in Australia and possibly the world.

12

Rutherglen and Glenrowan GI'sof the North East Victoria Zone are famous for what style of wine?

Sweet, fortified

13

What is "Topaque"?

formerly known as "Tokay".
-sweet, fortified wine made from Muscadelle

14

What is the character of Rutherglen's aged fortified brown muscat?

rich, sweet, raisinated.
marked 'rancio' character
-made from Muscat a Peite Grains Rouge

15

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

16

What indicates a wine from the Muscat of Rutherglen Network?

a stylized "R" logo on the label