Can you name one or two up-and-coming producers in your region that you believe will be stars in the near future? What do they specialize in, why do you like them, and what wines should Winophilia readers look for?
Chester Osborn, d’Arenberg (McLaren Vale, Australia). The relatively new noise right now in McLaren Vale is S.C. Pannell. Stephen Pannell is ex-chief winemaker of Hardy’s. He is winning quite a few awards, especially for reds, but his whites are very good also. He works well with grenache and blends and also with nebbiolo. So far he doesn’t export much. READ MORE »