Domaine Anderson is nestled in the breathtaking, fog-shrouded hillside and mountain terrain of the Anderson Valley.
The Domaine is located near the small, pioneering wine growing community of Philo. The cooling marine layer and varied terroir, characteristic of this Northern California coastal region, provides the perfect conditions for the cultivation of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes.
These ideal growing conditions were what inspired Jean Claud Rouzaud, Chairman of Champagne Louis Roederer, to this remote corner of Mendocino County in the early 1980s. In search of the perfect vineyard sites in which to grow Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, Rouzaud knew the remote Valley’s sloping hillsides and cool climate would provide the optimal growing conditions to fulfil his vision – to produce world-class wines of the highest standards and distinction.
Domaine Anderson’s vineyards span the Anderson Valley, from the warmer region of Boonville to the cooler regions of the Mendocino coast. The Domaine’s soils range from rocky, river gravels to the finest clay loam. All grapes are Estate grown, allowing Domaine Anderson complete control over the stewardship of their land.
Vineyard management is centred around producing the highest quality grapes using sustainable growing techniques in harmony with the local environment.
The Domaine strives to create a diverse, balanced ecosystem in their vineyards to enhance the soil, and to support vine health and fertility. No synthetic chemicals are used and all soil amendments are locally sourced to support the natural nutrition and quality of the soil. Cover crops are rotated seasonally to maintain vineyard health and productivity, to protect against soil erosion and to suppress diseases and pests. Insectaries provide shelter for beneficial insects and wildlife corridors and provide habitat for deer and other wild animals. The Domaine’s efforts have been rewarded with Fish Friendly Farming certification for practices that protect endangered species in our area.
Domaine Anderson are committed to sustainability and stewardship, and they are constantly working to meet nature’s evolving needs with practices that will ensure the health of the land for generations to come.Download PDF Print
Anderson Valley, California
Beautiful aromas of peach and quince with hints of white flowers and spicy oak. The wine is sleek and focussed as it expands into the mid-palate with a gentle, creamy richness. Its volume is restrained and enhanced by balanced acidity throughout. Flavours of sweet yellow apple and nectarine fill the mid palate. A bright minerality emerges as the wine finishes with flavours of tangerine and lemon zest. This wine is very elegant and exceptionally versatile.
Anderson Valley, California
100% Pinot Noir
A chameleon in the glass, the 2013 Domaine Anderson Pinot Noir oscillates among aromas of black cherries, turned earth and cloves with hints of wood smoke. The black cherry is echoed on the pallet. The firm tannic core is enveloped in a satiny robe of black and red cherries and red plum skin flavours. Earthy bark spice and exotic oak flavours intermingle with fresh fruits. Generous without heaviness, the wine is sophisticated and confident.