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      Mount Benson
      Growing Season Rainfall
      Mean January Temperature
      Late March to late April
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      About Mount Benson

      Mount Benson is a small coastal region just off Cape Jaffa. It is poised between Kingston and Robe on South Australia’s Limestone Coast. Wines from the district show remarkable consistency, lifted aromatics and soft velvet tannin structure. Red grape varieties make up most of the region’s plantings. Cabernet sauvignon is resplendent in blackcurrant, violet and cedar, while shiraz is medium bodied, plummy and spicy. Sauvignon blanc performs well, showing lemony fresh citrus fruits and oceanic minerality. Smaller plantings of chardonnay, merlot and viognier exist, but pinot gris is the one to watch. Viticulture commenced in earnest in Mount Benson as recently as 1989. The region benefits from rich terra rossa soil and a cool maritime climate rising from the Great Southern ocean. Small producers own most of the region’s vineyards and a number of cellar doors make the area well worth a visit. The emerging seaside destination now features the new Anchorage marina. Local estate, Cape Jaffa Wines lays claim to the first fully certified biodynamic vineyard on the Limestone Coast.

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      2012 Ralph Fowler Shiraz Viognier

      2012 Ralph Fowler Shiraz Viognier

      After 30 years in the industry working in some of Australia’s most famous wineries, Ralph Fowler continues to produce stellar quality wines from his Mount Benson vineyards. This is a really skilled version of Shiraz Viognier, fusing the two variet...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Mount Benson
      2007 M. Chapoutier Mount Benson Shiraz

      2007 M. Chapoutier Mount Benson Shiraz

      From Chapoutier's somewhat short lived Mount Benson venture, this complex, meaty and dusty Shiraz shows a wonderful savouriness to it that is quite intriguing. If you quite like more evolved and Rhone styled Shiraz then this should be right up you...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Mount Benson