Heretat Mont-rubí winery – a “ruby in the rough” in Penedés

That ‘ruby’ in fact, better known as Heretat Mont-rubí and roughly translated as ‘Ruby Mountain’, is the first vineyard in the entire world to produce a single variety wine from the obscure Sumoll grape. And we must say, superbly done!

Sumoll is a red grape variety currently grown on only 100 hectares of land throughout the whole world. Winding through the rocky, tree-covered hills surrounded by vines as far as the eye can see, you will make your way through the Penedés DO region where you will find a great deal of these rare vines at the quaint, family-owned cellar of Heretat Mont-rubí. Situated some 500 meters above sea level where the soil and climate are optimum for growing this particular variety, great care is taken to create the perfect result: a delicious, cherry-flavored, dry red wine with hints of raspberry and vanilla.

Heretat Mont-rubí uses entirely manual procedures throughout the fermentation process, including sampling grapes in the vineyard itself to ensure harvest is at the ideal time. The Spanish wines here are aged in oak barrels and separated by grape variety, and even according to the particular estate of which they are contributed from. The overall mineral quality of the final Spanish wine makes the tasting experience feel as if you could be drinking luscious cherry juices streaming from a stony brook.

To discover something rare and unknown to much of the world is like finding a diamond in the rough – you want to grab hold of it and keep it to yourself! However we at Gourmand Breaks would love to share this  “ruby in the rough”  with you!

Visit the Penedes Wine Region of Spain on a private tour like our  Wine Lovers Tour of Spain and Portugal, covering the La Rioja, Ribera Del Duero, Priorat and Penedes Wine DO Regions in Spain PLUS Portugal and the beautiful Douro Valley and historic Porto.