A Spicy Terroir for Wine
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Milla Handley is one of those folk who helped define an appellation. She’s been producing wines from the Anderson Valley since the early 80s. Between her, Ted Bennett at Navarro, the Husches and the Lazy Creek folk you’ve got a collection of people that together created the wines that convinced numerous others that Anderson Valley could be a promised land.
Over at Appellation America, Thom Elkjer has an interview with Milla Handley, the winemaker and proprietor of Handley Cellars. It’s an interview that focuses in on terroir. In it Milla makes a claim that goes a long way toward explaining the impact that terroir can have on somewhat well defined appellations.
Her comments go to the issue of the spiciness many find in the Anderson Valley wines.
You can READ THE INTERVIEW HERE.