Can Sumoi 2018 Ancestral Montonega, Spain (Baix Penedes)

Can Sumoi 2018 Ancestral Montonega, Spain (Baix Penedes)

Item Number: 15061

UPC: 8-421478960030

Country: Spain
Region: Catalunya
Sub Region: Penedes
Appellation/AVA: Vino de Espana
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 100% Montonega
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 10.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Elevation: 600 meters

Location Notes: 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. These are high altitude natural wines.

Harvest: Manual
Destemmed: Yes
Fermentation: Stainless steel
Yeast: Indigenous
Filtered: No
Fined: No
Additives: No

91pts (2021 Vintage) 9/30/2022
"The sparkling 2021 Ancestral Montonega was produced by the ancestral method of finishing fermentation in bottle. It was produced with the grapes of the Parellada Montonega strain and has only 9.9% alcohol, good freshness, mellow acidity and abundant but fine bubbles. It's clean and has notes of white fruit and flowers, Mediterranean herbs and a dry, mineral finish."


  • 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.