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Sylvain Bock
Suck a Rock 2019

For many this is a steep departure from merlot. Leaner and lighter with bags of energy. It comes from a single vineyard of 60-70 year vines planted over hard limestone soils, semi carbonically macerated. It’s compact and bright and transmits spectacularly the soils of Sylvains Saint Philippe plot. A wine for those that care to see merlot under a different guise.
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For many this is a steep departure from merlot. Leaner and lighter with bags of energy. It comes from a single vineyard of 60-70 year vines planted over hard limestone soils, semi carbonically macerated. It’s compact and bright and transmits spectacularly the soils of Sylvains Saint Philippe plot. A wine for those that care to see merlot under a different guise.

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Sylvain Bock
Ardèche, France

Sylvain Bock lives in Alba-la-Romaine, which is just under a ten minute drive from Valvignères, considered by many to be the heart of natural winemaking in Ardèche. Though winemaking wasn’t in his life growing up,  Sylvain's grandfather actually made wine in Alsace. Working his first vintage in 1998, Sylvain spent ten years working for other vigneron before starting out on his own. He began his project in Ardeche...

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