Clos Lentiscus Sumoll Reserva Familia is a Blanc de Noirs sparkling wine that has been crafted from the red grape varietal, Sumoll. These Sumoll grapes were harvested off of grapevines that were planted in 1939 at the La Torrentera vineyards in the mountains of the Massís del Garraf Natural Park. These grapevines are planted in soils with low fertility and high levels of minerals.
All of the Sumoll grapes used to craft this Brut Nature Reserve sparkling wine were harvested by hand. This harvest was realized at dawn when the grapes were still chilled from the night before. The grapes were very delicately pressed at the winery to avoid the must from receiving pigmentations, making this a Blanc de Noir sparkling wine. During the vinification of this sparkling wine there were native yeasts added. The alcoholic fermentation of the wine bases used in this sparkling wine was realized quickly in oak barrels. The second fermentation of this cava occurred in its bottle during its 30 months crianza aging. This winery followed a very strict French champagne production method and no liqueur de triage was added during its disgorgement (added sugars).
There were only 6,300 of the 75 cl bottles Clos Lentiscus Sumoll Reserva Familia Blanc de Noirs cava from Penedès ever produced.
This sparkling wine Clos Lentiscus Sumoll Reserva Familia has a seductive golden colored body with faint pinkish reflections and a delicate rosary of fine bubbles that are slow-to-rise forming a proper crown.
This Brut Nature sparkling wine Clos Lentiscus Sumoll from the Can Ramón Viticultors winery, presents delicate aromatics of red fruit berries. There are fragrant and ripe strawberry notes present along a background of harmonious preliminary fruit aromatics that are followed by subtle crianza ageing notes that are enhanced by oaked notes. This sparkling wine has divine pasty aromas, some toasted notes, and nuanced dry herbal aromatics.
|Palate||This sparkling wine has an entrance onto the palate that is slightly drier than we had expected. This is an enveloping palate that presents the same fruits that we encountered in the nose but in a more delicate manner. There is a creamy and fine effervescence that is accompanied by a perfect and well-balanced acidity. The finish is silky and persistent with crianza ageing notes and subtle minerals. This Blanc de Noirs Brut Nature sparkling wine from the Can Ramón winery´s Family Reserve has an incredibly well-structured palate.|
|Our personal opinion||
Clos Lentiscus Sumoll Reserva Familia sparkling wine crafted from Sumoll grapes is perfect for elaborate cuisines, meat stews, and fish dishes.
|Type of Sparkling Wine||Brut nature|
|Denomination of Origin (DO)||Other denominations|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Number of months aged in the bottle||30|
|Other guides||Guia de Vins de Catalunya:9,50|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Cold meats, Duck, Fruit cake, Rice with meat, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats|
|Taste||Fine bubbles and Fresh, Silky and intense|
|Occasion||Desserts, Dinner with friends, Family reunion|
What a great sparkler! Very original, crisp, with great acidity, wild berries, wild character, no nonsense!