About The Wine
These new red wines from young Danish born winemaker, Uffe Deichmann, are real firecrackers..
Here he ventures to a vineyard in the Adelaide Hills in search of Pinot Meunier. With a small parcel secured, Uffe ferments it as whole clusters with just a short time on skins before pressing.
This winemaking approach brings a subtle great spice and lift to the wine, keeping it red fruited, nervy and fresh.
It's a spicy, light-bodied little pocket rocket which is primed for a quick chill and drinking in the sun.
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.