Sylvain Bock A La Fraiche

Sylvain Bock A La Fraiche


Country: France

Region: Ardeche

Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay

Vintage: 2020

Sylvain Bock has made natural wine in the town of Alba-la-Romaine in the Ardèche since 2010. His vineyards are mainly basalt and limestone and all are farmed organically. Sylvain is strongly committed to biodiversity which he sees as key to the wellbeing of the soil and vines and his lands teems with wild flowers and insect life.

A blend of two parcels of Sauvignon Blanc that Sylvain harvested from friends, some from nearby in Ardeche and some from further south in the Gard. Half of the grapes were macerated for 5 days and the rest directly pressed into cuve where the juice was aged for 10 months. Before bottling, Sylvain blended in a little of his Chardonnay in barrel from 2019 to add a little more complexity. Incredibly refreshing with a light tropical feel and zippy acidity.