Can Sumoi is a personal project, which started in 2017 shared by Francesc Escala and Pepe Raventos. Pepe is the family head of Spain’s star fizz producer, Raventos I Blanc, for whom Francesc has worked for many years. This is their joint side project, dedicated to high altitude and low intervention wines focused in local grape varieties as much as possible
Francesc and Pepe have purchased an old farm, Can Sumoi, with 3 plots of vineyards at around 600m altitude in the Costers del Montmell. This has been an agricultural farm since 1645, with 20 hectares of organically-grown vines among 380 hectares of forest. Soils are deep and calcareous. The vineyards (with gorgeous views over the Mediterranean as far as Mallorca) were previously abandoned, and have been restored/replanted by Francesc and Pepe. On the back label you will see reference to the wine being del Alçada, which is simply Catalan for ‘of altitude’.