Sylvain Bock, A La Fraïche (2020). Ardèche, France. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay.
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.