2021 Ramon Jane - Mas Candi 'Cabories' Penedes, Spain
Biodynamic. 42% Mando, 40% Sumoll, and 18% Xarel.lo. Sourced from vineyards between 10 to 50 years old on calcareous clay soils. Hand harvested, and all grapes are fermented together with some full clusters. Mando and Xarel.lo macerated for 17 days and Sumoll pressed directly. Fermented and matured in stainless steel with the lees until it was bottled. Unfiltered. No SO2 added. This wine confounded us this year until we discovered a very important truth. Sure, it’s a co-ferment, but that’s only because Sumoll is the meanest grape around — a beautiful and confounding one, to be sure, but a structured variety that needs either a lot of aging time or to be fermented with about 20% white grapes.
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