What a gem. Electric watermelon! The color is shockingly bright, a tell-tale mark of the indigenous Spanish Sumoll grape and its low pH. Lush & inviting, this wine is a favorite all year round.
Pardas is one of my favorite wineries in all of Spain. Their dedication to bringing back to life long-neglected indigenous grape varietals, coupled with total natural winemaking standards, inspires me to seek out equally worthy projects around the globe. It also gives me hope and confidence that natural wine can indeed be made in a delicious, clean, and affordable style.
Grape: Sumoll 100%
Region: Penedès, Spain
Farming: Certified Organic, zero pesticides/herbicides/chemicals, un-ploughed soil, hand harvested
Winery: Aged 24 hours on skins, wild yeast, spontaneous fermentation in stainless for 20 days, unfined, aged 3 months stainless, zero additives