Yarra Valley is a hub of fruit-growing and cider-making activity just northeast of Melbourne. The Yarra Valley Cider company uses these local apples to make a modern new world cider.
I’ve seen this cider-making label change a few times over the years, both behind the scenes and the actual label. This is a particularly strong iteration, the black cans are very much in vogue at the moment.
This version of the beverage uses eating apples, a healthy dose of them are pink ladies. It goes through the low and slow cold fermentation and is finished off with a trip through a filter to clear up the final cider.
The pink ladies stand out in the cider. There are big strawberry notes bouncing off the top of a freshly poured glass of the Yarra Valley Cider.
It’s on the sweeter side of things but nicely balanced against acidity from the eating apples. that sweetness shows up in a kind of caramel flavour. The light fizz suits it well and makes it a simple easy-to-drink cider.
Final Thoughts on the Yarra Valley Cider
If you are after something that is straight down the line no nonsense cider Yarra Valley is a solid choice. It simply puts good quality local juice forward and presents it in a refreshing manner. It’s a knock-off o’clock time winner.
|Product||Yarra Valley Cider|
|Company||Yarra Valley Cider|
|Country of Origin||Australia|
|Region||Yarra Valley, Victoria|