In the central corridor of Catalonia’s growing region, two growers from the area, Ramon Parera & Jordi Arnan, are working with exclusively dry-farmed vines under the name Celler Pardas to create thrilling, modern expressions of Catalonian classics that may have flown under the radar in recent years. For instance, they cultivate the rarely-seen-vinified-solo, Malvasía de Sitges to awesome monovarietal expression in their “Blau Cru” cuvée; this local strain of Malvasía has sometimes been called the “Riesling of the Mediterranean” due to its ability to achive forbiddingly high levels of teeth-melting acidity. The commitment to farming and finding the pure core of what can be enjoyed from a grape they believe in, because it has grown here and only-here thru seeming all-time, represents an object example of their ethos: hard-won commitments to the peculiarity and specificity of this place and its ample, ampelographic gifts. For the wine share, we’re carrying their beautiful rosado of Sumoll – delicious testament to the grape with its slightly rounder face that it can get when grown a little farther inland than right-on-the-coast as it is in this cuvée’s case. From dry-farmed bush vines, something excellent for a sunny evening.
A crisp and refreshing take on Sumoll, a varietal typically reserved for robust, earthy reds in Penedès. The grapes are hand-harvested and direct pressed into stainless steel. Fermented with wild yeasts and bottled unfined, unfiltered with just a touch of SO2.