Populis Wabi-Sabi Mendocino County White
Populis is the second label of California based Les Lunes wines. Shaunt Oungoulian and Diego Roig lease and work their vines and vinify their wines in Mendocino. They focus on very careful management in the vineyards to minimize chemical interventions both there and in the cellar. The point of Populis is to release wines with the spirit of Les Lunes at a more accessible price and we are big fans! This is a fresh white with plenty of racy acidity, texture, and some ripe summer fruits as counterbalance. For those of you who like all the nerdy deets: “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 gal 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.” This wine is a lot of bang for the buck. Complex but easy to enjoy.