Native Red from Penedès - Wine & Spirits Magazine

Native Red from Penedès

MontRubí is named after the mountainous terrain in Font-Rubí where Josep Queralt launched the Gaintus project. In 2000, he set out to recover sumoll, a local variety, working with the tools of biodynamic farming. This wine, from 64-year-old vines, is complex, tart and bright, with floral notes, scents of herbs and cranberry flavors underlined by sandalwood tones from 12 months of aging in new French oak. It’s delicious now, and worth savoring over the course of a few days.

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MontRubí 2013 Penedès Gaintus Vertical Sumoll

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is the former W&S Tasting Director turned freelance writer for the Vintner Project.

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