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Country of Origin: Spain
Location: Massís del Montmell, Baix Penedès
People: Pepe Raventós & Francesc Escala, Owners & Winemakers
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
|Can Sumoi 2017 Ancestral Montonega, Spain (Baix Penedes)||Login||WA 89||On Order|
|Can Sumoi 2017 Ancestral Sumoll, Spain (Baix Penedes)||Login||—||In Stock|
|Can Sumoi 2017 Xarel-lo, Spain (Baix Penedes)||Login||WA 91||In Stock|
Pepe Raventós’ vision, his growing passion for natural wines and his desire to always go one step further, brought him and Francesc Escala to research and discover Can Sumoi.
Can Sumoi is a high-altitude estate (600 meters above sea level) that has been impressing all of those who have known it since 1645 for the solitude of its surrounding landscape, the mineral nakedness of its soils, the unique geology, and the Mediterranean Sea views. The estate has 400 hectares of land of which 30 are vineyards planted with Parellada, Xarel-lo and Sumoll. The rest is forest of tall oak and white pine trees. An old stone wall surrounds the winery and three farmhouses built at the end of the 17th century, where wine used to be made.
Josep Mateu lives at Can Sumoi as a “masover” or farmhand. His family has been rooted to Can Sumoi for almost a century as farmhands. Josep Mateu will soon be 82 and will be able to celebrate his birthday in the farmhouse where he was born in 1936. It will definitely be a very special celebration for him. He remembers perfectly that during his infancy the Baix Penedès area was a vibrant place full of work and dreams. Because of Pepe and Francesc, Josep once again sees the sun shine through the open door. He is excited to see how Pepe and Francesc will recover this landscape.
“Natural wine is not a trend, it is the way you feel as a small winegrower when creating wine.” - Pepe Raventós