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 2021 'Perfum' Blanco, Penedes DO Login In Stock
Can Sumoi 2018 Xarel-lo, Penedes DO Login WA 92 <1 Case
Can Sumoi 2021 Xarel-lo, Penedes DO Login On Order
Can Sumoi 2021 'La Rosa' Rose, Penedes DO Login AG 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—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 Xarel-lo, Penedes DO
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 92 (8/30/2019)

    The 2018 Xarel.lo is also a lot fresher than the wine from 2017, a constant across the range here. The 2018 is cleaner and has more intensity and more expressive aromas than the 2017, and it also has more acidity and tastiness, with the electric and clean palate that I already found in the initial vintage. The 2017 has developed more Mediterranean aromas, hints of hay and straw and a touch of esparto grass, but here there is more citrus and even a minty touch. There is no deviation or oxidation; it was bottled unfiltered and with no added sulfur. It's lighter, with less structure, but it also has more freshness and better drinkability.
  • 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 2021 'La Rosa' Rose, Penedes DO
    Vinous
    Rating: 91 (5/24/2022)

    Bright, salmon skin color. Spice-accented raspberry, cherry and orange pith aroma, along with a pit fruit quality that builds with air. In a fresh, lively style, offering intense citrus fruit and red berry flavors and hints of candied flowers and white pepper. Finishes with firm cut and mineral-tinged persistence, leaving a dusty mineral note behind.