Producer wine
Anders Frederik Steen

COUNTRY :
France

REGION :
Ardèche

PRODUCTION :

Anders Frederik Steen

Anders Frederik Steen makes wine from “grapes and only grapes”. He’s been doing this since 2013 when he first started buying fruit from winemakers he admired and making wine alongside legendary Jura vigneron, Jean-Marc Brignot.

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. It is a beautiful spot on the slope of a wide, open valley and 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.

In his previous life, Anders was both a chef and sommelier, working at the best restaurants in his native Denmark. First as a sommelier at Noma, later opening Manfreds and Relae. This experience informs his winemaking in that he does not seek to follow rules and doesn’t feel the need to do the same thing every year. Instead, as he harvests he tastes the grapes and begins to imagine the kind of wine he might be able to make. It is a refreshingly logical, creative approach, and the results speak for themselves.

Anders’ wines are made from red grapes which are either pressed directly or destemmed by hand and white grapes pressed directly in a beautiful old wooden press. Any blending is done during the harvest and the different varieties always ferment together, spontaneously, outside under the open sky. The wines are bottled unfiltered, with no additions and are thoughtful, original expressions of this part of the Ardèche.

CUVÉES
Wine

“A kiss & A lover’s lie”

Region: Ardèche
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard Size: 22 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 50 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking:
Aging:
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Breathing through a hole in the air”

Region: Ardèche
Grape: Viognier
Vineyard Size: 22 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 50 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking:
Aging:
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Ne jetez pas de plastique dans l’océan s’il vous plaît (Don’t throw Plastic in The Oceans, Please)”

Region: Ardèche
Grape: Syrah, Grenache
Vineyard Size: 22 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 50 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking:
Aging:
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Je suis comme ça et alors?”

Region: Ardèche
Grape: Grenache
Vineyard Size: 22 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 50 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking:
Aging:
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Pure magique pas des chimiques”

Region: Ardèche
Grape: Syrah, Viognier
Vineyard Size: 22 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 50 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, destemmed Syrah, spontaneous fermentation in cuves with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 9 months in cuves
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Cette main légèrement serrée m’a laissé perplexe”

Region: Ardèche
Grape: Carignan, Chardonnay
Vineyard Size: 22 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 40 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press of Carignan and Chardonnay, 50% destemmed Carignan, spontaneous fermentation in cuves with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 9 months in cuves
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Les Vignes des Enfants”

Region: Ardèche
Grape: Syrah, Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains
Vineyard Size: 0.50 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 20 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: five day spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts on skins
Aging: 12 months in old barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Ce n’est pas mon chien” Rouge

Region: Ardèche
Grape: Grenache
Vineyard Size: 0.60 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 50 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: fermentation in stainless steel
Aging:
in barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Leaning Back in Time” Blanc

Region: Ardèche
Grape: Pinot Gris
Vineyard Size: 0.60 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 50 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: fermentation in stainless steel
Aging: in barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Oiseau de Mer” Blanc

Region: Ardèche
Grape: Gewürztraminer
Vineyard Size: 0.60 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 50 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: fermentation in stainless steel
Aging: in barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“The Artist formally known as Peach” Rosé

Region: Ardèche
Grape: Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard Size: 0.60 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 50 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: fermentation in stainless steel
Aging: in barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Il va, ça va – Je vais, je sais” Rouge

Region: Ardèche
Grape: Carignan, Viognier, Chardonnay
Vineyard Size: 0.60 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 50 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: hand harvested
Winemaking: whole cluster fermentation in stainless steel
Aging: in fiberglass
Fining: none
Filtration:
none
Added S02:
none

Wine

“Dreaming out loud” Rouge

Region: Ardèche
Grape: Carignan
Vineyard Size: 0.60 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 50 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: one week on skins, stainless steel
Aging: in barrels
Fining: none
Filtration:
none
Added S02:
none

Wine

“I would write a love song if I could” Rouge

Region: Ardèche
Grape: Carignan
Vineyard Size: 0.60 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 50 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: hand harvested
Winemaking: fermentation in stainless steel
Aging: in barrels
Fining: none
Filtration:
none
Added S02:
none

Wine

“Let’s eat the world we want to live in” Rouge

Region: Ardèche
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc, Carignan, Syrah, Grenache
Vineyard Size: 0.60 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 50 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: hand harvested
Winemaking: one week on skins in stainless steel
Aging: in fiberglass
Fining: none
Filtration:
none
Added S02:
none