Popelouchum Estate, 2021 Popelouchum Blanc, San Benito County



Vintage

2021

Region

United States

Appellation

San Benito County

Cuvée

Popelouchum Blanc

Varietal

Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris

Farming

Natural farming

Vinification

Barrel Fermented, Estate grown grapes, Hand harvested, Indigenous yeast fermented, Unfined & Unfiltered

(50% Grenache Gris, 50% Grenache Blanc). We offered this bottling last spring, and it has grown leaps and bounds in complexity and depth in the intervening time. An absolutely classic Popelouchum Blanc. The varieties were pressed together and cofermented in older, neutral barrels, 100% malolactic, no addition of bentonite, and bottled without filtration. What is most noteworthy about this wine, apart from its distinctive, quasi-saline quality and persistence on the palate, is the level of natural acidity, even post-malo. (The climate of Popelouchum very closely approximates that of the Roussillon, windy and rather cool in the evening.) While eminently drinkable now, this wine will continue to evove for years to come. Approximately 300 cases were produced. 13.5% ABV.