Meet Christobelle Anderson, second generation winemaker at Anderson @andersonwinery.
She’s in 2018 Young Gun of Wine UNCUT.
Q. Which of your wines best defines what you’re about?
A. If I was to answer this literally it would have to be a red, because that's what I mostly make (and love making). But I'm going to answer ideologically and say our Sparkling Chenin Blanc. I love Chenin, and have done for years, because it suits our climate in Rutherglen so well. Chenin has been very unfashionable with the wine media for a long time, but I really don't care about trends. I care about making good wine, that I personally really enjoy drinking.
Chenin blanc also not the easiest grape to deal with (it doesn't like modern methods like machine harvesting, and you have to accept a low yield). But by taking the tougher road and treating it right, I can make a fantastic premium Sparkling wine, with all natural acidity, from Chenin Blanc in a warm climate like Rutherglen, which excites me.
Also, our current release is 2011 and it has had over 5 years on yeast lees in the bottle to build texture and complexity. I like being able to release wines with a bit of age on them.
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