Sus Scrofa means wild boar in Latin, the animal that makes its home in the hills of the Alt Penedès, and is the emblem of Celler Pardas. Sus Scrofa is their youngest wine, easy drinking and vibrant with tons of character, just like the feisty boar pictured on the label! Grape Variety: Sumoll (100%) Region: Catalunya Appelation: Penedès Winery: Celler Pardas Vintage: 2019 Ageing: 3 months in concrete Farming: Certified Organic Alcohol % ABV: 13.5 Allergens & Misc. Ingredients: Contains Sulphites and Sulphur Dioxide
Grapes are sourced from 3 sites planted with Sumoll ove caly and limestone in 1950, 1999 and 2001. Sumoll was quite popular in the past but the growers started digging it up in favour of easier growing and more productive varietals. Nowadays just about 200 hectares remain planted in Catalunya
Viticulture is certified organic. No herbicides, pesticides nor synthetic products are used. The vineyards are not irrigated and are worked as little as possible to encourage the growth of natural cover crops.
Grapes are hand harvested, de-stemmed and crushed. Fermented with native yeast and aged in concrete for 3 months. The wine is bottled without using finning agents, clarification or cold stabilization
Sus Scrofa is a lighter style of red, similar to a Pinot Noir but with the structure of a Nebbiolo. Red fruits and lavender aromas underlying Mediterranean dried herbs and wet chalk.