Populis White wabi-Sabi Living Wines Collective, organic Californian white wine, ripe, racy acidity. The Populis Wabi-Sabi white is a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Colombard– the grapes come from three sites. Both vineyards are farmed organically, but are not currently certified. Whole clusters were pressed directly. The juice was allowed to settle overnight and decanted off the grape solids. The juice fermented in a mixture of neutral French oak barrels and 12 hl polymer tanks. No sulphur or inoculation was made at this point and the fermentation was 100% indigenous. The wine was aged for 7 months sur lie - the mouthfeel is characterized by laser-like acidity, while the aromas and flavours 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.
|Production Method||Natural, Organic|
|Producer||Living Wines Collective|
|Wine Type||Dry White Wine|
|Wine Style||Medium bodied|
|Terroir||Pinole - fairly deep gravelly soils, clay loams formed in alluvium from weathered sedimentary rock|
|Total Sulphur||Below 50mg/l|
|Maturation||7 months in old French oak barrels, sur lie|