Charles Woodland

The Limestone coast is the heartland of South Australian agriculture. The region is characterised by a layer of limestone that was laid down in prehistoric times. It is an area renowned for its reliable agricultural production, reliable rainfall and superb soils.

The close proximity to the sea has a valuable climate modifying effect that gives stability to the environment.

The Charles Woodland series of wines trace their heritage back to local pioneers of the district. These wines are prescribed to select grapes from across the whole region and experiment with styles, blends and varieties.

From vintage to vintage the vigneron enjoys selecting exciting wines styles that can demonstrate the breadth and versatility of wine from this region..

 

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RegionLimestone Coast South Australia
Vintage2012
Wine Style
  • Shiraz Viognier
  • Cabernet Merlot
  • Chardonnay (Wooded)
  • MT Benson Shiraz
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
Seasonal Conditions

2012 provided the district with a wonderful growing season with good soil moisture from good winter rainfall followed by a warm and drier than long term average spring.

Summer remained warm and dry however requiring careful and judiciour irrigation to allow good canopy growth allowing he developing fruit with suitable shading to ensure fully developed fruit flavors.

Winemaker Treatments

Wine treatment is individualized to the grapes style and blend thereby adding to the interest and quality offered in the Charles Woodland series.

However all wines will have minimum "non-aggressive" oak treatment to give balance.