Populis, Wabi-Sabi 2018

Mid garnet hue

Super juicy, energetic and fresh! Lots of pure red fruit with some underlying soft spice. 

The nose is funky, but don't let that put you off. It's raw, natural, slightly sour cherry and earthy...  

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About the Producer

Populis is about bringing forward and fun natural wines to the people

Populis was a label born of a collective of four young growers who had travelled the world for their wine education and worked at some great European wineries. They decided to make wines for everyday drinking – hence Populis - that paid homage to their love of Mediterranean and Italian wines, with a Cali twist (using grapes such as Zinfandel, Carignane, Valdigue etc).  But they also wanted to work with some of the best vineyards in Cali. They identified the material they were looking for in Mendocino – 60-80 year vines which had dry-farmed organically by third and fourth generation growers. They decided to blend from different sites, but also to make the wine in such a way as to bring out the quality of the fruit. This is minimalist winemaking to say the least: wild ferment, unfiltered red and whites with little or no sulphur.

 

4 became 2 – Populis is now Diego Roig and Shaunt Oungoulian. The wines are as good as ever, pure and refreshing.

Grapes
Artichoke Pizza

Wine & Food Matching Ideas

Sourdough Pizza

Charcuterie and Cheese

Grilled Lamb Chops

Roasted Wild Salmon

Takeaway to try

Mixed Grill from 

Fanoos

472 Chiswick High Rd, Chiswick

This juicy red really comes alive with food and lighter meats like lamb and chicken are ideal for the medium body wine. There's a soft spice in the wine that works well with just a simple grilled meat with light seasoning; keeping the flavour intensities in balance.