Comme un Double-Vitrage, Anders Frederik Steen & Anne Bruun Blauert
A field blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Sylvaner and Muscat, grown by Laurent Bannwarth in Alsace. They all macerate on their skins for around four days, allowing a gentle extraction to occur, before being left to mature for around 3 years in a mix of stainless steel and oak. As liquid slowly evaporates in the oak, a portion of the wine is exposed to oxygen, giving this wine nutty oxidative notes akin to many Jura whites. This is a beautifully perfumed wine, with lots of floral aromas from the Muscat, as well as notes of cranberry, raspberry, baking spices, and the previously mentioned oxidative element which gives it nutty and salty characteristics on the palate. The tannins are gentle and allow the purity and depth of the wine to really shine.
Anders Frederik Steen & Anne Bruun Blauert, the creative minds behind these super-minimal-intervention wines in the Ardèche region of southeast France, bring a touch of magic to winemaking. Anders, once a chef-turned-sommelier with notable stints at Copenhagen powerhouses Noma, Relæ and Manfreds, transitioned to winemaking in 2013. Focused on a pure and natural expression of the grapes, Anders takes an organic and biodynamic approach, refusing to be confined by tradition. His wines express unique characters, a result of non-interventionism, extended maceration, and unconventional techniques, including his refusal to interfere in any way in the vinification process. This risky and courageous approach gives the couple the freedom and courage to craft exceptional wines, emphasising quality over quantity. Each cuvée, showcased with minimalist labels, is a poetic manifestation of the grapes, the terroir, and the couple themselves.
Origin: Ardèche, Rhone, France
Grape variety: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Sylvaner, Muscat
Food pairing: Sushi, Shellfish, Artichokes, Hard Cheeses
Bottle size: 50cl
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