La Voluta Sama Sama
Grapes: Grenache, Syrah, Carignan
Anna and Jean Benoit of La Voluta farm 6.5 hectares of vines in the arid hills of Roussillon, focussing on the hardy varieties such as Grenache and Carignan that have thrived in this dry, mountainous region for centuries. Viticulture is organic with no pesticides or herbicides used and minimal intervention in the cellar, so no fining filtration or sulphur.
Sama Sama is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan from a Kaleidoscope of soil types including clay, limestone, maury and black shale. A masterclass in the art of creating balance and complexity through blending with red and black fruit and a heady mix of thyme, lavender, mint and other scents of the Roussillon landscape.