Can Sumoi 2018 Xarel-lo, Penedes DO

Can Sumoi 2018 Xarel-lo, Penedes DO

Item Number: 13479

UPC: 8-421478600257

Country: Spain
Region: Catalunya
Sub Region: Penedes
Appellation/AVA: Penedes DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 100% Xarel-lo
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 11.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Elevation: 600 meters asl

Located in Massís del Montmell at 600 meters above sea level, Can Sumoi has been an agricultural farm since 1645. Pepe Raventós and Francesc Escala have purchased this estate with the desire to produce wines that reflect the special terroir. All of the Can Sumoi wines are produced with ancestral traditions and without any type of additive.

Harvest: Manual
Destemmed: Yes
Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Malolactic Fermentation: Yes; Spontaneous
Battonage: Twice a week for 3 months
Yeast: Indigenous
Filtered: No
Fined: No
Additives: No
Total SO2: 12 mg/L

Reviews

  • 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.