Syrah, Sumoll, Ull de Liebre
Pale ruby, almost like a dark rosé, the ‘Fosc ‘(which means shadow) is savory and textural with tart red fruit and an exotic spice note anchored by chalky tannin and beautiful acidity. Chill it ever so slightly, and drink with abandon.
From the coastal region of Penedès, south of Barcelona, Rubén Parera is making some of the best crushable, zero-zero wines. Rubén and his father, Jordi, work together on their family farm, which also is home to almond and olive trees, a cherry orchard, and a vegetable garden, to organic and then biodynamic viticulture, finally becoming certified in 2013. It was only then that they bottled the wine under their own label. Their dedication to their terruno (terroir) includes maintaining native varieties like the Sumoll here, and then using only cement, clay and stainless steel in their cellar – no oak.