Grape Variety: Sumoll Blanc
Producer: Partida Creus
Region: Catalunya, Spain
Wild Scale: 5/5
Winemaking: Organic Sumoll Blanco grapes were hand harvested and spent time on the skins after crushing. Fermentation with indigenous yeast. Bottled with no filtration, fining or added sulphur.
This Wine: Orange wine made from a very rare Catalan grape variety. This is the cuvée that made us fall in love with Partida Creus when they burst onto the stage a few years ago (maybe 2016?). In the bar, we used to offer this wine by the glass when it first arrived in the UK much to people's delight/confusion. This vintage feels quite different to back then as the wine has a more minerally character and was even reminiscent of a dry riesling. Likely to develop well over time.
Notes on the Winemaker: Partida Creus is the project of Massimo Marchiori and Antonella Gerosa, Italians who were working in Barcelona before moving to the remote village of Bonastre in search of a quieter life surrounded by nature. Here they began producing wine from old, almost extinct Catalan grape varieties such as Sumoll and uncovered ancient winemaking techniques by speaking to old winemakers in the area.