Populis 2021 'Wabi-Sabi' White, Mendocino County
Item Number: 17231
Sub Region: Mendocino
Appellation/AVA: Mendocino County
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 58% Chardonnay / 17% Sauvignon Blanc / 15% French Colombard / 5% Pinot Blanc / 5% Muscat
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Gravelly loam
Case Production: 663
Chardonnay: Barra Vineyard, Lolonis Vineyard, Devito Vineyard, Mendocino County, CA
Sauvignon Blanc: Upton Vineyard, Redwood Valley AVA Mendocino County, CA
French Colombard: Inland Vineyard, Redwood Valley AVA Mendocino County, CA
Pinot Blanc & Muscat: Barra Vineyard, Redwood Valley AVA, Mendocino County, CA
Farming: All of the farming adheres to strict organic principles and practices. The Barra and Hawkeye vineyards have been in their respective families for generations, while the others were taken on by the owners and farmed with the utmost of care and respect to their local environment.
Vinification: 25% of the Chardonnay was fermented on its skins and pressed at dryness. The balance of the wines were fermented in stainless steel tanks and racked to 300-gallon flextanks at dryness and aged on their fine lees. The wines were racked and blended just prior to bottling and 18 ppm SO2 was added at that time.
Tasting Notes: A Cheverny-inspired blend, the mouthfeel is characterized by laser-like acidity, while the aromas and flavors strike a balance between greenness and riper opulence, resulting in a style that is uniquely Californian, yet with an Old World approach. The old vines give this wine an additional dimension of depth and complexity. The minimalist approach in the cellar lends a wine that is highly drinkable and digestible.