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 2018 Ancestral Montonega, Spain (Baix Penedes) Login WA 90 In Stock
Can Sumoi 2018 Ancestral Sumoll, Spain (Baix Penedes) Login WA 91 In Stock
Can Sumoi 2021 'Perfum' Blanco, Penedes DO Login In Stock
Can Sumoi 2020 Xarel-lo, Penedes DO Login AG 91 In Stock
Can Sumoi 2021 'La Rosa' Rose, Penedes DO Login In Stock
Can Sumoi 2019 Sumoll Garnaxta, Penedes DO Login In Stock
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Social Media
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—a treasure in the mountains of the Baix Penedès. Can Sumoi has impressed all who have known it for the solitude of its surrounding landscape, the mineral nakedness of its soils, the unique geology, and the Mediterranean Sea views. Pepe and Francesc purchased the estate with the desire to produce wines that reflect the special terroir. Ancestral traditions drive the Can Sumoi wines, which are made without any type of additive.

Located in Massís del Montmell at 600 meters (1,970 feet) above sea level, Can Sumoi has been an agricultural farm since 1645. The estate has 400 hectares of which 30 are planted to vines. The rest is forest of tall oak and white pine trees. Marine fossils in the soil date back 113 million years. An old stone wall surrounds the winery and three farmhouses, which were built at the end of the 17th century for wine production. On clear days, when there is no wind, one can view Mallorca and the Ebro Delta.

Josep Mateu lives at Can Sumoi as a 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. 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 2018 Ancestral Montonega, Spain (Baix Penedes)
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 90 (8/20/2019)

    The sparkling 2018 Ancestral Montonega was produced with the grapes from one plot of the Parellada strain cultivated in the high-altitude Pla de Manlleu of Penedès but is sold without appellation of origin. In this second vintage, the wine finished fermenting in bottle without problems and doesn't have the unfermented sugar that remained in 2017. I like it in this style much better (it was an accident last year, as they aim for dry wines). It's direct and fresh, with citrus and fennel notes and very good acidity. There are flavors reminiscent of the Mediterranean herbs you find on the property, with very fine bubbles and a sharp, fresh and mineral finish.
  • Can Sumoi 2018 Ancestral Sumoll, Spain (Baix Penedes)
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 91 (8/30/2019)

    The 2018 Ancestral Sumoll is a pale ancestral sparkling from Sumoll grapes. The second vintage, it had a very light extraction, then was bottled in the middle of fermentation and finished fermenting in bottle until the end, finishing dry. There is no addition of any oenological products—no added sulfur and with a pH below three. It has an expressive nose with notes of rose petals and fennel, very good freshness and a dry finish. It's clean, elegant and refreshing and feels very tasty, almost salty. They disgorged the bottles to remove the lees.
  • Can Sumoi 2020 Xarel-lo, Penedes DO
    Vinous
    Rating: 91 (6/14/2021)

    Fresh citrus fruits, pungent herbs and a floral nuance on the mineral-accented nose. Taut and energetic in the mouth, offering juicy Meyer lemon and bitter pear skin flavors that flesh out with air. Finishes on a repeating floral note, with very good persistence and lingering fennel and citrus pith notes.