Xarel·lo 2020

Xarel·lo 2020

Xarel·lo.
Natural Mediterranean wine.

2020 HARVEST

A relatively rainy autumn helps to fill up water reserves in the soil after a rather dry summer (177.6mm). A winter also rainy (196mm) and mild continues.

We carry out pruning in February after the “Gloria” storm in order to delay sprouting to avoid the risk of spring frosts. The sprouting of the parellada is at the end of April. The high rainfall in April (154mm) helps a healthy sprouting and a good vegetative development. The rains do not cause mildew pressure because the bud is still very small (less than 10mm).

May and June are still rainy (121.2mm) which is positive for good vegetative growth, but on the contrary, it causes strong pressure from mildew. Even so, thanks to the aerial and exposed situation of the farm; as well as to the preventive ecological treatments we control the fungus relatively well: the losses are about 30-40% production.

Dry summer and rain just before the harvest helped a good maturation. We had to put up an electric fence to control the wild boar attack. We started the harvest at the farm on September 15th with the Parellada, and we continued with the Sumoll (relatively advanced harvest due to a winter and a mild spring).

The rainfall during the vegetative cycle was 794.9 mm (from October 2019 to September 2020), with an average temperature of 14.9 °C.

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.

100% pure Xarel·lo. Natural Mediterranean wine.

The variety that best represents the Penedés, which shows us best our terroir, a shy variety with many aromatic nuances that surprise over time. Vinified without intervention, without aging, gives us the most sincere expression of the variety. Notes of aromatic Mediterranean plants, anise flavor, fruit and white flowers; In the mouth it is structured, glyceric, fresh and with a bitter characteristic touch.

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.

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

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