Can Sumoi Garnatxa Sumoll 2022, Catalunya, Penedès, Spain

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, and minimal added sulphur. They show low alcohol and refreshingly brisk acidity. 50% Sumoll, 50% Garnatxa. Sourced from 20-50 year-old vines on poor clay-limestone soil at 600m altitude. Grapes destemmed and fermented with indigenous yeast in tank with 15 days of maceration. Aged 12 months in tank. No oak. It’s primary, fruit-driven, aromatic, peachy, clean and expressive.