Anders Frederik Steen

Valvignères, Ardèche

Les Vignes des Enfants

2017

From a beautiful half hectare of 20 year old vines planted with a rare strain of Syrah, à Petits Grains, the cuttings of which came from the vineyards of Jean-Louis Chave. The plants are trained in goblet over a complex terroir of clay, limestone and marnes bleues and the fruit is fermented on the skins for five days, before being pressed into old barriques to rest for almost a year. This is a beautiful take on Syrah, delicately spiced and whistle-clean with fine little tannins.

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