Ancestral Montonega 2022

Ancestral Montonega 2022

Ancestral 100% Montonega


The cycle began with a wet autumn. It rained 134mm, which was very important to replenish soil reserves after an extremely dry 2021 vintage.

A cold winter due to the altitude, it was similar to the temperatures of recent years and with little rain, typical of our Mediterranean climate.

Spring has started rainy, 174mm, in addition, March and April have been cold. Thus we have had a late budding and we have good moisture in the soil. The plant grows with energy. The pressure of wild fauna is growing, we have had problems with the Roe Deer that has eaten some shoots that with the first treatment of leaf sulfur as a preventive of Powdery Mildew, the Roe Deer has stopped eating shoots.

Dry and hot summer, we start harvesting on September 7 at the farm. Larger and fresher grains thanks to the rains in the Baix Penedès, a very healthy grape, without fungal pressure, but there is a 20-30% loss of production due to wildpig.

The vintage 2022 brings us a vintage that combined with the location of the estate (600 m above sea level) and the dry weather will give us concentration and roundness in the wines.

The estate is planted only with local grapes.

The soils of the estate were developed from copper-coloured, ochre and brown material which corresponds to the Montmell Formation, which is made up of sediment formed between 100 and 113 million years ago in the Cretaceous period; there are few soils as ancient as these on the Iberian Peninsula.

Recovery of 20 Ha of vineyard with an average age of 50 years.

Strong commitment to recover native varieties Parellada, Macabeu, Sumoll, Garnatxa and Xarel·lo for all our wines.

Ancestral 100% Montonega. This variety gives us a fun, fresh and intense sparkling nose. It has a lot of white fruit, a floral touch and rosemary.

Our project is based on respect for the environment, natural winemaking and biodynamics

We grow 100% organic and biodynamic

The Can Sumoi vineyards were covered with natural fertilizer, they were worked with expert and careful hands; and recovered to make natural high-altitude wines. Management of the forest and the wildlife was also carried out to recuperate the biodiversity. The Can Sumoi wines were born in 2017

Vineyards with spontaneous vegetation covers, which give biodiversity, fertility and life to the soil. We do the short pruning. Use of herbal as herbal medicine to minimize the use of copper and sulfur. Control of lobesia botrana due to sexual confusion. Maturation controls prior to the harvest. Manual harvest and all pressed in the cellar.

We also eamwork with local farmers, organic certificates

Our mission at Can Sumoi is the production of natural high altitude wines with the least intervention in all viticulture and winemaking processes. Manual harvest and all pressed in the cellar.

Manual harvest and all pressed in the cellar.

Ancestral Method /Pet-Nat

They have an alcoholic fermentation that starts in stainless steel tanks and ends in the bottle. No yeast or sugar is added.

Production of pure wines following the minimum intervention protocol without oenological or sulfur additives. 

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