Anders Frederik Steen

Valvignères, Ardèche

Poetry of Silence

2016

Alsatian Pinot Noir from the Bannwarth’s in Obermorschwihr., but not as you know it. Around a quarter of the fruit was destemmed and fermented in juice of a direct press overnight, spent a year resting in cuve, before three years of élevage without topping up in old barriques. A wine of seemingly eternal youth, it is lean, chiselled, and mineral, with intense flavours of green citrus and a saltiness that just seems to go on and on. Breathtaking now, it will reward drinkers for many years to come.

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