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.

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CUVÉES
Wine

“When a piece of pink rice paper hits the glow of a cigarette”

Region: Alsace
Grape: Pinot Noir
Vineyard Size: 0.60 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 50 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 50% destemmed, 50% direct press, spontaneous fermentation in fiberglass with indigenous yeasts
Aging:
in old barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Quand j’étais Petit, je n’étais pas Grand”

Region: Alsace
Grape: Gewürztraminer
Vineyard Size: 0.60 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 50 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, spontaneous fermentation in fiberglass with indigenous yeasts
Aging:
in old barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Dansons jusqu’aux Rêves”

Region: Alsace
Grape: Pinot Gris
Vineyard Size: 0.60 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 50 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, spontaneous fermentation in old barrels with indigenous yeasts
Aging:
66 months in old barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“La cligne de l’œil”

Region: Alsace
Grape: Gewürztraminer
Vineyard Size: 0.60 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 50 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, spontaneous fermentation in old barrels with indigenous yeasts
Aging:
66 months in old barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Searching for the Space Monkey”

Region: Ardèche
Grape: Viognier, Syrah, Grenache Noir, Grenache Blanc
Vineyard Size: 0.60 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 50 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, spontaneous fermentation in fiberglass with indigenous yeasts
Aging:
in fiberglass
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“We can do what I can’t”

Region: Ardèche
Grape: Syrah
Vineyard Size: 0.60 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 50 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 30% destemmed, 80% direct press, 3 week maceration, spontaneous fermentation in fiberglass with indigenous yeasts
Aging:
in fiberglass
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Come walk with me and wonder a little”

Region: Ardèche
Grape: Grenache Blanc
Vineyard Size: 0.60 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 50 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 4 day direct press, spontaneous fermentation in old oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging:
in old oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“In the Shadow of the Morning Sun”

Region: Ardèche
Grape: Grenache Noir
Vineyard Size: 0.60 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 50 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 80% direct press, 3 week maceration, spontaneous fermentation in fiberglass with indigenous yeasts
Aging:
in fiberglass
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

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: direct press, spontaneous fermentation in old barrels with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in old barrels
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: direct press, spontaneous fermentation in barrels with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in old barrels
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: 10 day maceration, spontaneous fermentation in fiberglass with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in old barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Je suis comme ça et alors?”

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

Wine

“Pure magique pas des chimiques”

Region: Ardèche
Grape: Grencahe Noir
Vineyard Size: 22 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 50 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, spontaneous fermentation in fiberglass with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in fiberglass
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: Petite Syrah
Vineyard Size: 0.50 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 20 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: destemmed, 5 day maceration, spontaneous fermentation in fiberglass with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 12 months in old barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Ce n’est pas mon chien”

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: spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts
Aging:
in barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Leaning back in time”

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: spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Oiseau de Mer”

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: spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“The Artist formerly known as Peach”

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: direct press, spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in stainless steel and bottle
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Il va, ça va – Je vais, je sais”

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: 12 day maceration, spontaneous fermentation in fiberglass with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 9 months in fiberglass
Fining: none
Filtration:
none
Added S02:
none

Wine

“Dreaming out loud”

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: 8 day maceration, spontaneous fermentation in barrels with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 9 months in barrels
Fining: none
Filtration:
none
Added S02:
none

Wine

“I would write a love song if I could”

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: 8 day maceration, spontaneous fermentation in barrels with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 9 months in barrels
Fining: none
Filtration:
none
Added S02:
none

Wine

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

Region: Ardèche
Grape: Carignan, Syrah, Grenache
Vineyard Size: 0.60 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 50 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: hand harvested
Winemaking: 18 day maceration, spontaneous fermentation in fiberglass with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 9 months in fiberglass
Fining: none
Filtration:
none
Added S02:
none