A deep a rich oxidative red wine reminiscent of the greatest Banyuls, an absolute marvel
"A wine that are very special to us – but also special in general. In 2019 we wanted to make a white wine of Chardonnay, but the white juice didn’t please us, so we added first a white juice from a direct press of Grenache Noir, which helped. But it didn’t really give the wine what we wanted; therefore we took the decision to add also the rosé juice and a small portion of destemmed grapes of Grenache Noir. The grapes macerated in the juice for a little more than 6 weeks. From there the wine went into to demi-muid, where it has been ever since. No topping up, no soutirage.
With a hint of oxidation, still 35 grammes of unfermented sugars from the grapes. So, a red wine with tannins as light as a rosé and another character then what we normally make, richer in both structure, sweetness and flavours in general – and oxidative."
Notes from A.F. Steen & A.B. Blauert
A Danish couple established in a village that the Romans already recognised for the quality of its vines, Valvignères. From one vintage to the next, they produce wines with evocative names that will leave no one indifferent...