2017 Poppelvej Manic Pixie Dream Chardonnay

Southern Fleurieu, SA

Electric Chardonnay from an exciting young Danish winemaker. Only 400 bottles made.


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About The Wine

The Manic Pixie Dream is a thrilling small batch Chardonnay produced by Danish winemaker Uffe Daniel.

The fruit comes from a vineyard at the base of Mt Jagged in the South of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Only 400 bottles were produced of this wine, the majority of it sent back to Daniel's homeland, only tiny amounts staying put in Australia.

Every second Sunday the barrels were stirred, enriching the texture around the electric acid backbone of this wine. There's wildness and serious impact here for those seeking a Chardonnay that will blow their hair back.

About Poppelvej

Poppelvej (pronounced 'Pop-ell-vee') is a pint-sized winery based in McLaren Vale started by young Danish sommelier-turned-winemaker, Uffe Deichmann with the help of his brother Jens.

The name Poppelvej translates to "the street of the poplar trees", a homage to the family home property of the same name. 

 Uffe now has a small, ramshackle winery dug into in the side of a hill in McLaren Vale. He produces tiny amounts of wine with a minimal intervention philosophy.

Low amounts of sulphur (but always some) are used, the ferments are all wild. Massive black concrete eggs and an array of oak vessels in varying sizes are used as fermenters. It's a small but love-filled operation he is running.

Uffe and brother Jens after a hard day
Uffe and brother Jens after a hard day's work
McLaren Vale, SA

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Wild and untamed Chardonnay here. Phwoa. Custard apple, a whiff of fresh vanilla cream, honeycomb and a long thread of saline acidity as a backbone. It's tightly wound and yet immensely full flavoured. Crackling with energy. That salty, almost briney character makes it so moreish. Scintillating stuff. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From The Producer

Barrel fermented in new French oak using natural fermentation. Produced from cool climate fruit grown on the slopes of Mt Jagged in the Southern Fleurieu. Maturing on lees in new French oak and battonaged (stirred) every second Sunday.

Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Vineyard: Mt Jagged

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 33 dozen

Uffe and Jens loving their concrete egg fermenters
Uffe and Jens loving their concrete egg fermenters
McLaren Vale, SA

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