Anders Frederik Steen - 2019 Let's go Disco
Ex-chef, NOMA alumni, Danish ex-pat Anders Frederik Steen has been creating living wine from “grapes and only grapes” since 2013. He lives with his family in the village of Valvignères in the Ardèche, producing phenomenal potions from some of the region’s most beautiful vineyards. His wines have developed a cult-following for their honest expression of this part of the world, where vineyards have been tended organically for decades and many different varieties coexist on a perfect mix of clay and limestone.
Let's go Disco is a party featuring different varieties of red grapes – all Estate grown. Grapes were direct pressed to fibreglass tanks, where they hung out for 10 months on lees. Bottled in June 2020. There is still a smidgen of sugar left (12g) so there may be some petillance, if you're lucky ;) Such a floral and fruity rosé, with enough flavour to fill a disco. The flavours of the yeast are there, too, giving it some resemblance to an unfiltered Junmai sake.
Variety Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Grenache, Syrah || Region Ardèche, France || ABV 12.6% || Vol 750ml