Sylvain Bock Raffut MAGNUM
3 in stock
Region: Ardèche, Rhone Valley, France
Grape varieties: Syrah
Sylvain Bock Raffut MAGNUM is beautifully structured Syrah that weaves bright energy with masterful finesse building over time in the glass.
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3 in stock
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About Sylvain Bock Raffut MAGNUM
Sylvain Bock Raffut MAGNUM is a Syrah from 40-year-old vines that were harvested in a single morning in early September by 12 vendangeurs. After fifteen days of carbonic maceration in fiberglass tanks followed by a year of aging in old barrique, the wine is transformed into a beautifully structured red that weaves bright energy with masterful finesse. According to Sylvain, Raffut “needs the most air” to express itself fully, so those with the patience to drink the wine over the course of an hour or more can experience its full transformation into a completely different but equally impressive expression Syrah. 1600 bottles produced.
About Sylvain Bock
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 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.
His position at the “northern limit of the South” influences virtually every decision he makes: from extracting the delicate flower aromas at the “northern limit” of Carignan (in his Bascule) to choosing Chardonnay (à la fraîche…) as a variety that has proven resilient in the face of climate change, which is turning much of the winemaking world into “the South.”