Can Sumoi Xarel-lo 2021
Can Sumoi is the new collaboration between Pepe Raventós and childhood friend Francesc Escala: 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 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.
100% Xarel-lo fermented with indigenous yeasts in tank. Twice-weekly batonnage for a further 3 months in tank before bottling. No additives; unfined and unfiltered. Vegan friendly.
The 2021 vintage has notes of fennel and aniseed, green apple and pear, coming through as young, primary and varietal. It has good freshness and a mellow mouthfeel with a floral, dry finish.