Anderson Hill News

News and items of interest from Anderson Hill.

Pinot Noir food pairing

Clare Anderson - Friday, April 01, 2016

Pinot Noir is one of the most versatile wines there is! (And one of my favourites) It is only recently that we've seen it become prominent on restaurant wine lists. Anderson Hills Pinot Noirs have been hand picked and kept in barrels for over twelve months, producing a delicate balance of fruit and tannins with a long finish and really can be drunk with anything!!

Pate and cheese to herb crusted lamb! Duck, chicken, fish, beef, turkey, lamb and ham. Wonderful with mushrooms stuffed with goats cheese and delicious with any dish including figs and cherries, roasted heirloom vegetables, especially beetroot. Pinot is even good with the a good old sausage and bread (with homemade sauce!)

Pinots can be enjoyed young or aged, cool or room temperature, inside or outside, on a train, on a boat, in a tree or on a horse (drinking responsibly, of course!)

Chardonnay Food Matching

Clare Anderson - Friday, March 18, 2016

Chardonnay has made a real comeback recently, which is a wonderful to see as Chardonnay is such a complex wine and can be enjoyed with a range of foods. Understanding where the Chardonnay is from, weather it is oaked and how mature it is when you drink it is important to which food you pair it with. Anderson Hill Chardonnays are cool climate, stored in oak for twelve months and as it ages develops different more complex flavours.

A younger cool climate chardonnay such as Anderson Hill "Lila Agars" pairs well with shellfish such as crab and prawns, especially our famous prawn pizza, delicate chicken terrines, creamy pastas, risottos and fresh spring vegetables.

An aged Chardonnay such as Anderson Hill "Elizabeth Scott" pair well slightly richer foods like veal with mushroom sauce, pumpkin ravioli, hazelnut crusted chicken with fennel and of course a local Udder Delights Cheddar.