Merlot / Grenache / Syrah
Les Grelots 2019
Grape Variety: Merlot, Grenache, Syrah
Producer: Sylvain Bock
Region: Ardèche, France
Wild Scale: 3/5
Winemaking: Organic grapes grown on limestone soils were harvested by hand. Carbonic maceration and fermentation with wild yeast. Aged in a mixture of stainless steel and old barrels. Unfiltered with zero added sulphur.
This Wine: Medium bodied red but the carbonic maceration keeps things bright and refreshing. Nice complexity of black and red fruit flavours with a funky edge. Pairs well with hearty food dishes. Only 6000 bottled produced.
Notes on the Winemaker: Sylvain Bock makes natural wine in the Ardèche region of France where he likes to give the wine time to develop before release. He cultivates local grape varieties and never uses additions of any kind.