Anders Frederik Steen has been making wine from “grapes and only grapes” since 2013. Anders and his family have now settled in the beautiful village of Valvignères in the Ardèche and he grows grapes and makes wine at his friends Jocelyne & Gérald Oustric’s farm, Le Mazel. The many varieties grown here thrive on a perfect mix of clay and limestone. The vineyards are full of life, having been tended organically for decades.
This is the first vinification in their old wooden foudre, which they got from Alsace. The Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay were pressed for 4 days and when the fermentation was working, it was blended with some Marsanne from 2021. The following fermentation took place during winter and finished slowly in the early spring. The combination of the Ardèche grapes and the Alsace Foudre give the wine a unique expression - rich in fruit, with an almost northern-style acidity.