Recovering a variety
The Gaintus project began in the year 2000 by MontRubí to help revitalize the plantings of the native Sumoll vine and vinify wines that express its varietal diversity.
This work gave us recognition as the first winery in the world to produce 100% Sumoll wines and we are still the largest producers of Sumoll, exporting and making this magnificent grape known in more than 15 countries around the world.
Tradition with innovation.
The name “Gaintus” comes from the name of a challenging climbing trail that cuts through the Pyrenees a symbol of the philosophy of MontRubí.
At one time the Sumoll variety could be found all across the Catalunya, especially in Penedès. But because of how difficult it is to grow coupled with devastation of vineyards by phylloxera in the early 20th century, most of the acreage once planted to it was replanted with either white varieties for sparkling wines or with other international varieties. As a result, Sumoll almost became extinct
In 2001, MontRubí made a firm commitment to recover this variety and created the red wine “Gaintus”, the first entirely Sumoll red wine in the world.
That was just the beginning. Since then other 100% Sumoll wines have been born such as “Gaintus Radical” and “Gaintus One Night’s Rosé”. From one, there are now many