Grape Variety: Grenache Noir
Producer: La Voluta
Region: Cucugnan, Roussillon, France
Wild Scale: 5/5
Winemaking: Produced from the direct pressing of whole bunches of red Grenache grapes. Fermented with indigenous yeast. No fining, filtration or added sulphur. Only 600 bottles produced.
This Wine: An off-dry, still, natural wine that is orange in colour even though it is made with the red variety Grenache Noir. A very unique wine that is almost sweet and sour, in a great way! Perfect as an aperitif, we can't get enough of it!
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.