Partida Creus SM Sumoll Tinto 2016
Partida Creus SM Sumoll Tinto comes from a small artisanal winery, which produces limited quantities of high-quality wine made from organic grapes. The viticultural philosophy of Partida Creus is founded in strong respect for nature. The goal is to revive lost techniques of cultivation, establish an ethical relationship between farmer and land, to consistently maintain high quality and do so in a sustainable manner. They refurbished an old agricultural building, converting it into a cellar, a project carried out with recycled materials and solid structures. Members and producers of Slow Food, since 2004 they have been engaged in the recovery and preservation of Bonastre’s viniculture heritage in the Baix Penedès region. Tasks in the vineyard are shared with Orazio and Vincenza, a donkey and a mare that help them practice a traditional environmentally friendly philosophy.
Sumoll is an old Catalan variety, and the wine is very Mediterranean brimming with dark fruit and bright acidity. Foot-trodden, aged in stainless steel for a year and bottled without fining, filtering or added sulfites. The grapes are manually harvested and placed in small boxes. 50% is destemmed and macerated for 3 days. It is fermented with native yeasts. This wine is aged for 8 months in stainless steel, plus a minimum of 5 months in the bottle. Without added sulphur dioxide.
The Partida Creus SM Sumoll Tinto is wonderfully fresh and has great acidity, it smells of cranberries, cherries and the first delicate rose petals. The bright fruit is flanked by an enormous boost acid, the side edges of the tongue buckle cheerful upwards. Suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.
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