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Litrona Sumoll

Litrona Sumoll

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Supplier: Selections de la Viña
Producer: Clos Lentiscus
Category: Wine - Still - Red
Grape: Sumoll
Geography: Catalonia, Spain
Appellation: Penedès

 

Notes

Sumoll planted back in 1939, grown organically and selected from parcels within 10ha of estate vineyards on calcareous sand at 200m in elevation. Hand harvested with 15 days of skin maceration (stems included). Spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts happens in very old foudre and amphora for 1.5 years after harvest before being blended together and bottled just as a 1Liter, unfined, unfiltered, with zero SO2 (which is a key factor to the whole Litrona wine project!). A bright, fresh, higher acid and chillable light red. Only 500 cases in total made for the vintage.

 

About the Producer

Founded in the fourteenth century, the farmhouse of Can Ramon always had work related to the world of wine: wine agriculture, commerce with Southern France and the American colonies. But in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with the problems of phylloxera, industrialization and the Spanish Civil War, the property goes into decline.

In 2001, after the death of their father, brothers Manel and Joan Aviñó, returned to the family estate to find a land depleted and unhealthy from years of conventional agriculture. They then started a very ambitious project to return the brilliance of the estate to its original condition. They set about adopting a biodynamic, holistic philosophy that treats the entire estate as whole, living organism. The philosophy here is a return to the way wines were made for generations before modern agriculture (today much of this falls under “biodynamic, back then much of it was conventional wisdom): farming biodynamically, following lunar cycles for plant...