Can Sumoi

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


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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


  • Can Sumoi 2022 'La Rosa' Rose, Penedes DO
    Wine & Spirits
    Rating: 96 (10/15/2023)

    As a critic, I have a blind spot, or just plain indifference, for most commercial rosé. But the corollary to that is when rosé hits, it hits in all the right places: transparent to the terroir, light yet intensely flavorful, the most delicate form of red wine that’s irresistible with dinner. This one tastes like the sea and like a summer meadow, with a light, electric acidity that buzzes through the wine’s complexity, the star-fruit and white-peach flavors tumbling through stone. A blend of organically farmed Sumoll and Xarel-lo, growing in limestone high above the Mediterranean in the Serra d l’Home, macerated for four hours on the skins to take on the color of pink gooseberries, then spontaneously fermented, this is a minimal intervention wine that holds its freshness and beauty for days after it’s been opened.

  • Can Sumoi 2022 Xarel-lo, Penedes DO
    Wine & Spirits
    Rating: 94 (10/15/2023)

    Decant this wine into springtime scents of apple blossoms and full-on apple-flambée notes. It’s floral, but there’s nothing aggressive about the scent as it transitions to pure white fruit—buttery white peach and roasted sweet corn—giving a gentle mouthwatering impression that’s completely dry.