Cellar Pardas Sus Scrofa
Winemakers, Ramon Parera and Jordi Arnan have a passion for the traditional grape varieties of the region, and Sumoll is one of these old-school Catalan varieties. Sumoll is not an easy grape to work with and is not very productive, and as a result it has largely disappeared from the vineyards of Catalonia. Sus Scrofa is a great example of natural Sumoll, made in concrete tank with about 50% whole-clusters, from 3 parcels of old vines on clay-limestone soils. This is a bright, refreshing red wine that is suited to a brief chill, showing notes of cherry and pomegranate around a core of limestone minerality. Easy drinking and vibrant with tons of character.
The Can Comas estate is home to Cellar Pardas, which lies between 200 and 300 meters above sea level in the upper Penedès region and spans the Riudebitlles Valley, Catalunya.
The Bitlles River, which flows through this valley, greatly influences the orography, humidity, wind direction, and soil types of the estate. Traditional varieties like Sumol, Xarel-lo, Macabeo and Malvasia are grown here, along with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
All of the vineyards at Con Comas are farmed with the utmost attention towards preserving the land and its health. Parera and Arnan consider Can Comas a cultural landscape, and one that harmoniously exemplifies how the human and natural element can thrive together.