Notes on the 2023 harvest

A dry and extremely warm vintage and complicated by drought and wild boar attack, with a production loss of 60%; but we maintain a grape with good acidity.

Extremely dry autumn, where the soils could not be filled with water.
In the months of January and February, the plant was able to have a good winter rest during the pruning period.

The beginning of spring continued without rain. The extreme drought affected the farm, the forest and the vineyards and caused a strong attack by the roe deer, which ate 90% of the shoots, causing a loss of production of between 60 and 80%. The rains of late May and early spring allowed strong regrowth of the vineyard and good vegetative development.

Dry and extremely hot summer. However, some occasional rains helped the grapes develop well. We began the harvest on September 6 on the farm. The grape was extremely healthy, with good balances of degree and acidity due to the concentration, with a voluminous entry, fresh and long mid palate.

Viticulture and Vinification

  • High-altitude/mountain vineyards. Montmell mountains
  • 100% organic agriculture
  • We work to recover biodiversity and improve forest ecosystem
  • Poorly developed, calcareous and stony soils
  • Mediterranean mountain climate
  • We recover local/traditional/historic/native varieties
  • We cooperate with local and vocational winegrowers. Standing up for the maximum price per kg of grapes in the region
  • We make minimal intervention wines, free from oenological additives during vinification – no more than 30 mg/l of sulphites in total
Plots of origin Finca de Can Sumoi

Plots of origin
Finca de Can Sumoi


Montmell mountains, Baix Penedès
Altitude: 600m

100% Montonega

Ancestral Method

Free from added additives
contains sulphites in the bottling process

in a bottle 4 months


Era and Els Bancals of Can Sumoi plots

40 to 60-year-old

Poorly developed, calcareous and stony soils

Harvest, September 5th fruit and root day
hand-picked, using 2,500kg trailers


Vineyard’s indigenous yeasts

at low pressure

steel tank and bottle fermentation



9,5 %










18 mg/l


3,6 atm

Ancestral Montònega

Ancestral bubbles that awaken smiles

We like to define this Ancestral Montònega as a fun and enjoyable sparkling: because it's fresh, it's tart and it's honest, but above all because it's easy to drink, despite being a more complex wine than it apparently seems.

So much fun that it can be enjoyed leisurely, whether sipping it relaxedly in the garden or sharing it over one of those spring meals, when the day gets longer, nature explodes, and life seems to be nicer than ever. With a short aging of 12 months in the bottle, it has a floral and white fruit touch that makes it special, different, and so pleasant that drinking it is always synonymous with having a good time.


“A spin-off project from the Catalan sparkling master Pepe Raventós, this naturally made “pet-nat” is a million miles from so much of the ordinary cava produced in the same region. It’s so distinctive and alive with soft foaming bubbles, preserved lemonand tarragon”. –

The 50 best wines for Christmas 2021, by David Williams - November 2021


“He makes this wine without any additions, letting the fermentation start in tank, then finishing it in bottle. It’s a dry and savory sparkler with flavors of pink peach flesh and loquat skin. Bubbles brighten the notes of chestnut and green almond in the finish”. - Ancestral Montònega 2021

Summer Sparklers, by Joshua Greene – June 2022


“Good freshness, mellow acidity and abundant but fine bubbles. It's clean and has notes of white fruit and flowers, Mediterranean herbs and a dry, mineral finish”.

(91/100 points)
2021 Can Sumoi Ancestral Montonega, by Luís Gutiérrez – September 2022


“The 100% Montonega of Can Sumoi displays a lovely mousse and aromas of apple and pear which carry over on to the palate”. - Ancestral Montònega 2021

Raventós i Blanc and Can Sumoi: New Releases, by Mike Potashnik - May 2022