Can Sumoi: Fresh arrivals from the Penedès visionary, Pepe Raventós

Can Sumoi

Fresh arrivals from the Penedès visionary, Pepe Raventós

Since 1497, and for more than 20 generations, the Raventós family have been working the land and tending vines in Penedès, Spain. Pepe Raventós officially joined the family business, Raventós i Blanc, in 2001, and in 2017 he started Can Sumoi with his childhood friend, Francesc Escala.

The focus here is on organically grown, indigenous varieties – namely Parellada, Montonega, Garnatxa, Xarel.lo and Sumoll, made with minimal intervention in the cellar. There are 30 hectares of vines surrounded by 380 hectares of forest on this ancient (previously abandoned) estate, with an average vine age of 50 years, situated 300-600m above sea level. Pepe’s wines are precise, mineral, floral, fresh, and incredibly moreish. If you like Terre Nere, you’ll love these!

Can Sumoi: Fresh arrivals from the Penedès visionary, Pepe Raventós

We’re proud to welcome them as a new producer and offer three of their still wines. The rosé, 2022 La Rosa, is a blend of 60% Sumoll and 40% Xarel.lo, while the 2022 Can Sumoi Xarel.lo white is 100% Xarel.lo. Their 2021 Garnatxa Sumoll is a 50/50 blend of each variety.

Raventós i Blanc have been one of the trailblazers in Spain and are considered to be among the finest – if not the finest – sparkling wine producers around. ‘Readers familiar with the Raventos’ range of sparkling wines won’t be surprised to hear that the quality of these still wines is quite high, especially for the prices,’ wrote Vinous’ Josh Raynolds of Can Sumoi.

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