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2020 Poppelvej Dancing in the Doldrums Pinot Meunier

McLaren Vale, SA

Debut Pinot Meunier for Uffe Deichmann made in a bunchy, spicy yet smashable style.

$35.00

About

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.

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 Jens Daniel in their winery
Uffe and Jens Daniel in their winery
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Handpicked Pinot Meunier from Summertown in the Adelaide Hills & farmed without the use of systemic nor synthetic chemical inputs. Fermented wild as 100% wholebunch & foot-stomped once daily for the first 5 days of ferment. The resulting wine was pressed direct to neutral oak & remained on full solids for 5 months where battonage occurred once monthly. Settled in stainless steel and bottled by hand. Unfined and unfiltered.

Blend : Pinot Meunier (100%)
ABV : 11%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml

Uffe in his shed
Uffe in his shed
McLaren Vale, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

92Points
The Wine Front

"Pale, hazy ruby colour. Nice. Scents of sweet cherry, maraschino, white pepper, mint and fennel herb character. Nice. Slippery texture, all sour-sweet flavours, dusting of white pepper added to that herbal thing and cherry juice finishes it all off. Light, shy wine of plenty of freshness and lift. So delicious." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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