Les Noces Alchimiques, Vincent Ruiz
Vincent Ruiz is a young and talented man, who lives in Saint-Romain-de-Lerps, Ardèche. Vincent worked as an assistant to Franck Balthazar in Cornas for several years until he decided to focus on micro negoce project, bottling his first vintage in 2020, at 26 years old. The grapes are sourced from a close friend who farms organically a small parcel of old-vine Grenache Noir planted on sandstone soils in the south of Ardèche. The result is a rather expressive and characterful wine with great depth and aromatic complexity, whilst retaining impeccable drinkability and precision.
Producer Vincent Ruiz
Viticulture & Winemaking Bunches of grapes are harvested manually in small crates. They are kept whole and go through semi-carbonic maceration in stainless steel vats. There is no punching down up until the very last days of maceration before pressing, this is to ensure an extremely gentle extraction. Ageing is carried out in vats, without racking or the the use of sulphur.
Region VdF, Rhone, France
Tasting Notes Expressive and characterful wine with great depth and aromatic complexity, whilst retaining impeccable drinkability and precision.