The Ardèche, and in particular the South Ardèche, has become a breeding ground for young winegrowers attracted by natural wines. Sylvain Bock, win settled near Alba-la-Romaine in 2010, is one of the region's most endearing personalities.
In southern Ardèche, the relative accessibility of the vines and the presence of pioneers such as Gérald Oustric (Domaine Le Mazel in Valvignières) have undoubtedly contributed to the region's renaissance, with the arrival of winemakers like Sylvain Bock. After various experiences on different estates, particularly in the Northern Rhône and in the Mâconnais, Sylvain Bock settled in 2010 on the hillsides near Alba-la-Romaine, first purchasing 4 hectares of organically grown vines from Gérald Oustric, then 2 hectares in 2013. A combinations of limestone and basalt parcels where he puts his convictions into practice: working the vines without chemical treatments, then vinifying the grapes without any inputs (without any sulfur since the 2012 vintage) to obtain wines that favor freshness and indulgence.