Vinyes Singulars
Sumoi Barmei 2022

  • Region Alt Penedès, Catalonia, Spain
  • Grapes Sumoll
  • Vineyard Organic
  • Cellar Fermented with native yeasts, unfiltered & unfined, no additional sulphites
  • ABV 12%
  • Size 750ml

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About the Wine

A lighter touch with this native Penedès varietal. Known for making spicy, rustic reds, here we have something a little more lifted and elegant. From another small parcel just over half a hectare in size, the destemmed grapes gently macerate for just four days before being pressed off to rest in steel for 8 months before bottling.

Light-bodied, with barely-there tannins, cherry, raspberry and damson fruits, Mediterranean pantry herbs and spices. This vintage sees a much riper, rounded fruit profile than the crunchier 2021, and is giving off a seductive floral perfume of dusty crushed violet flowers, which we can't get enough of. An ideal candidate to serve with a brisk chill alongside a smoky romesco de piex of red fish and mussels.

About Vinyes Singulars

Part of a long history in the region, Ignasi Sigui is the 22nd generation of his family to farm the land here, an estate founded in the Alt Penedès as far back as the 1400s. Combining the duty to upholding tradition with a restless, forward-thinking energy, Ignasi established Vinyes Singulars in 2009 as a new way of expressing the 20 hectares of vines that sit amongst a wider expanse of cereal crops, olive trees, vegetable gardens and forest. The entire surface has been certified organic since 2010.

South of Barcelona, the region is more widely known for commercial Cava production, although pockets of growers like Ignasi exist in the fringes, tending old vineyard parcels, preserving local varietals that have fallen out of favour and using traditional methods to make the wine.

The 20 hectares produces roughly 50,000 bottles of wine annually, but, with the vines being dotted over myriad small parcels, and Ignasi's desire to express each of these parcels individually, he makes upwards of 30 different cuvées each year, some in tiny quantities. The idea being that each wine represents an individual part of this fertile, sun-drenched idyll. We have cherry-picked just a small selection of them to start.

Being in the higher part of the region, the vines sit between 500-600 meters altitude and are planted over the typical argilo-calcaire mix of limestone and clay. It's an enviable spot, enjoying hot days of scorching Mediterranean sun and cooler nights, the proximity to the coast bringing in moderating winds from over the Balearic sea. The resulting wines are lithe and energetic, full of fresh citrus, oceanic salts and minerals. Extending on the organic work in the vines, they all ferment with native yeasts, are unfiltered and have no additions.

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