Welcome to our latest installment of #WinephabetStreet. In this series, Debbie Gioquindo and I will be working our way through the wine world by way of the alphabet. Each month we will take the next letter in the alphabet and learn the characteristics and history of the grape, as well as suggested wine pairings. So uncork, unscrew or saber that bottle and connect with us as we chat, laugh and drink wine all in a laid back atmosphere.
Y is for Yarra Valley
The Yarra Valley is named after the Yarra River that runs throughout the region. Beginning about 90km east of Melbourne City its mouth leads into Port Phillip Bay.
Since the topography of region varies immensely, so does the soil types. There are two basic soil types. The traditional areas on the northern side of the valley are grey to grey-brown in colour on the surface and range from loamy sand to clay loam in consistency with red-brown clay subsoils, frequently impregnated with rock. Most are relatively acidic and low in fertility, but are generally well drained.
In My Glass
2017 Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir (SRP:$17.99)
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