Alsace, France

Anders Frederik Steen

Poetry of Silence 2016


Alsatian Pinot Noir from the  Bannwarth’s in Obermorschwihr, but not as you know it. Around a quarter of the fruit was destemmed and fermented in juice of a direct press overnight, spent a year resting in cuve, before three years of élevage without topping up in old barriques. A wine of seemingly eternal youth, it is lean, chiselled, and mineral, with intense flavours of green citrus and a saltiness that just seems to go on and on. Breathtaking now, it will reward drinkers for many years to come.

Pinot Noir