Sylvain Bock - 2019 - L'Equilibriste
Sylvain Bock - 2019 - L'Equilibriste


Ardèche, Rhone, France

Pensive, introspective, yet prone to sudden bursts of enthusiasm, Sylvain Bock the person is much like the wines he makes. His wines project a careful complexity that is belied by their playful labels and Sylvain’s propensity to experiment through co-ferments and delayed releases if certain barrels take detours he does not expect.
He is nestled in a rugged corner of the Ardèche in Alba-la-Romaine. He clearly loves this part of the world he has chosen to call home — which he describes as the North of the South of France — not only for its terroir of limestone and basalt, but also for the community he has found there among other winemakers such as Gerald Oustric of Le Mazel (who served as his ‘lightning rod’ for natural winemaking), Jérôme Jouret, Les Deux Terres and Anders Frederik Steen. 100% Chardonnay coming from his best plot in the Saint Philippe vineyard. A high limestone content gives this wine a piercing acidity that carries the length for days. (Super Glou)