The Australian wine region Yarra Valley is one of the richest wine regions in the world. Located in Melbourne, Victoria, the Yarra Valley has earned a big reputation because some of the best wines are produced there. Aside from the outstanding mountain views and clean environment, the Yarra Valley wine region is also known for the extraordinary wines. The cool climate of the Yarra Valley is ideal for producing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, and many sparkling wines. The wines from the Yarra Valley wine region can be found in many restaurants, cafes and markets across the world. Here are some the most popular Yarra Valley wines:
Coldstream Hills Reserve Pinot Noir 2012 – This Yarra Valley wine is one of the most popular wines in Australia. It has a gold award from the Royal Adelaide Wine Show. With deep red color and a mix of plum and cherry notes, the Coldstream Hills Reserve Pinot Noir 2012 is a unique and tasty wine.
Coldstream Hills Reserve Chardonnay 2012 – With a strong and attractive aroma featuring quince, white peach and citrus characters, this Yarra Valley wine is another classic. The Coldstream Hills Reserve Chardonnay 2012 is made from carefully selected low yielding and mature wine varieties.
TarraWarra Estate Reserve Pinot Noir 2012 – TarraWarra is one of the best red wines from 2012. The famous Australian wine critic, James Halliday, rated this Yarra Valley wine with 97 points, because as he said, the wine stands out on the quality ladder. For unique flavor, the fruit needs to be harvested in perfect condition: thrived in warm days with cool nights.
De Bortoli ‘Yarra Valley Reserve’ Syrah 2010 – This Yarra Valley wine is present on the market since the 1970s. A unique combination of bunch and berry, this wine offers a lot. De Bortoli ‘Yarra Valley Reserve’ Syrah 2010 has a sexy, mineral and bright aroma, and a pepper spice with plump taste. This wine goes best with spicy pork.
Coldstream Hills Sparkling 2009 – The Coldstream Hills Sparkling is made from 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay. This Yarra Valley wine has fine and complex aroma with vibrant and balanced taste. For a unique taste, the fruit needs to spend almost three years on yeast lees before being used for production. This sparkling wine is best served as an aperitif.