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.
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.