Savagnin by Soumah

Another Saturday another wine... This time it's a Savagnin from the Yarra Valley made by Soumah. To skip past my nerd out and get to the review scroll to the bottom

The region

The Yarra Valley is a large and diverse region located in Victoria Australia. It is Victoria's first wine growing region dating back to 1838, the Ryrie brothers planted the first vines in Victoria at Yering Station.

Located 45km east of the Melbourne CBD. The Yarra Valley is comprised of the upper regions surrounding the Yarra river.

This cool climate region is well known for producing high quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The region is divided into 2 distinct sub-regions. The Valley Floor and the Upper Yarra.

Valley Floor

Lower lying end of the region with altitudes ranging 50-80m above sea level. It encompasses the towns of Lilydale, Yarra Glen and Healesville.

In Yarra Glen there are pockets of granite, Lilydale has limestone soils. The area is predominantly grey soils.

The gentle rolling hills of the region are slighter warmer than other parts.

Upper Yarra

The southern side of the valley, includes the towns of Seville, Warburton and Hoddles Creek which is quickly becoming known as a premium grape growing area.

The soils found here are younger, fertile and red.

Vineyards are located up to 400m above sea level. Increased elevation and south-westerly winds after March create a cooler climate ideal for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes.