Can Sumoi

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Country of Origin: Spain
Location: Massís del Montmell, Baix Penedès
People: Pepe Raventós & Francesc Escala, Owners & Winemakers
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic

Items

Can Sumoi 2017 Ancestral Montonega, Spain (Baix Penedes) New! Login WA 89 In Stock
Can Sumoi 2017 Ancestral Sumoll, Spain (Baix Penedes) Login In Stock
Can Sumoi 2017 Xarel-lo, Spain (Baix Penedes) Login WA 91 In Stock



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Instagram: @cansumoi
Twitter: @CanSumoi

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

Reviews

  • Can Sumoi 2017 Xarel-lo, Spain (Baix Penedes)
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 91 (4/27/2018)

    Produced with Xarello grapes grown in the Can Sumoi property, the 2017 Xarel.lo had an intense nose of fennel, aniseed and other Mediterranean herbs, with some balsamic and waxy apple aromas, still very young and undeveloped, with an electric and clean palate. It's clear and was filtered before bottling, but no additives or sulfur were added. The palate revealed a lot of acidity and a very tasty, almost salty finish. There are some 20,000 bottles of this. It was bottled in January 2018. The wine is clean and harmonious, it didn't seem to have suffered from the bottling.
  • Can Sumoi 2017 Ancestral Montonega, Spain (Baix Penedes)
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 89 (4/27/2018)

    The one ancestral sparkling produced with the Montonega strain of the Parellada white grape, the 2017 Ancestral Montonega bubbled away energetically when uncorked. The grape is planted at 600 meters altitude and has very high acidity; the grapes ripen to 10.5% to 11% alcohol and produce a more aerial, light, easy and clean wine. It was fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and no additives, including sulfur. It has some volatility, with some six atmospheres of pressure, and six grams of residual sugar. The acidity clearly pulls the wine up. 10,000 bottles produced in this first vintage.