Grape Variety: Syrah, Grenache Noir
Producer: La Voluta
Region: Cucugnan, Roussillon, France
Wild Scale: 5/5
Vegan friendly wine
Winemaking: In 2018 and 2019, organic Syrah grapes hand harvested and fermented with indigenous yeast. Aged in barrel. In 2020, organic Grenache and Syrah grapes were hand harvested and foot stomped before fermentation with indigenous yeast. The 3 lots of wine were then blended. Bottled with no fining, filtration or added sulphur.
This Wine: A still, red natural wine (despite the crown cap) with a full body and deep black fruit flavours. The 2020 wine addition brings some freshness and acidity. Best served with food.
Notes on the Winemaker: La Voluta is the natural wine project of Jean Benoit Vivequain and Anna Rubio who now reside in the village of Cucugnan after meeting on the other side of the world in New Zealand where they were both learning about winemaking. They focus on old-vine Grenache Noir which is indigenous to the wild and rugged terrain between Cucugnan and Maury.