Wabi-sabi White 2017
Populis make natural wine for the people by sourcing grapes from organic old vines all over Northern California. Inspired by Wabi-sabi – the Japanese idea of finding the beauty in the imperfect, impermanent and incomplete – this wine is honest, humble and downright delicious.
This vegan-friendly, low-sulphur white is made from a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Colombard harvested in Mendocino County. Fermented using indigenous yeast – not the soulless stuff from a packet – the wine is aged on the lees for six months and bottled without filtering or fining. This is not a big oaky Californian Chardonnay, it reminds us of France's Loire Valley, particularly Cheverny. It's all grassy, citrusy and zingy, like bottled sunshine. And it loves seafood, crunchy salads and anything that you have to eat with your fingers.
Diego Roig, Sam Baron and Shaunt Oungoulian started by making wines in Shaunt’s parent’s basement. They release their young wines under the Populis label and older wines under Les Lunes. This team has experience from studying at UC Davis and making wines in New Zealand, France and Italy. On top of which, urban winery fans will be interested to know that a couple of them also worked at Broc Cellars in Berkeley, California.
£3.4 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 2926233
Style No.: 723619
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