Can Sumoi, 'Ancestral Montònega'
“I’m not a great specialist in biodynamics but I observe the countryside and I see how it responds. If we apply its methodology and in a few years I see that the earth is more alive, more balanced and we are getting better wines, I continue to apply it. Of course”.
-Pepe Raventós, Owner & Winemaker, Can Sumoi
The grapes for the 100% sparkling Montònega were harvested by hand and were pressed and allowed to settle in tank. Fermented with indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks, with fermentation finishing in the bottle to create a natural bubble. The wine was disgorged by hand at Brut Nature sugar levels (less than 3g/L of residual sugar).
Ancestral is a reference to the ancestral method, a way of elaborating sparkling wine. During this process, young wines are bottled before all of the residual sugar has been fermented into alcohol. Fermentation continues in bottle and gives off carbon dioxide. This type of winemaking style is more commonly referred to as 'Pet-Nat', or pétillant naturel. Montònega [moan-TONE-eh-gah] is the grape variety - the local name for the variety Parellada, a native Catalan grape that is one of the top three used for Spanish sparkling wines.
Learn more about Can Sumoi here.
100% Montònega (Parellada)
Penedès, Massis del Montmell, Catalunya