COOL CLIMATE WINES
UNDERSTANDING THE STYLE OF WINES IN THE ALPINE REGION
Benjella is a small cool climate vineyard nestled in the picturesque Kiewa Valley, located 22kms from Mt Beauty in North East Victoria.
Producing modest quantities of elegant handcrafted wines, we aim to capture the specific characteristics of this unique north facing site.
With cool climate vineyards, the fact that the temperatures drop off so quickly towards harvest, make the wines taste different. Lower temperatures preserve the acidity (that spritzy taste you experience on the sides of your tongue) and the fruit flavours will lean towards more subtle fruits and the accompanying flavours will be spicy, floral or herbaceous.