Can Sumoi

We are proud to introduce the long-percolating new collaboration between Pepe Raventós and childhood friend Francesc Escala: Can Sumoi! The 400-hectare estate of Can Sumoi sits at six hundred meters of altitude in the Serra de l’Home range in the Penedès. Its 350-year-old farmhouse and stone walls accommodate thirty hectares of old Montonega, Xarel-lo and Sumoll vines; stands of oak and white pine shade the rest of the surface. The vines are cultivated on limestone soils in certified-organic fashion (although this does not, for bureaucratic reasons, appear on US labels, you can ask the Consejo Catalán de la Producción Agraria Ecológica) and the resulting wines are produced without additives, stabilization or filtration (although no sulfur is added, trace amounts remain in the wines as natural fermentation by-product). They show low alcohol and refreshingly brisk acidity. We begin with a still white Xarel-lo and two ancestral-method sparklers: one white from Montònega and a delicious rosé of Sumoll. Our toehold in the New Cataluña grows…

Farming Practice:
Certified Organic