About The Wine
Savoury yet smashable is the meassge here.
Winemaker Uffe Deichmann has been tinkering with Mourvedre for a few years now. Up until this point, its all been in the context of crafting his delicious Dead Ohio Sky Rose.
The fruit this year looked particularly good, so Uffe kept a parcel separate, fermented it with his classic 100% whole bunch approach for a juicy yet savoury version of the variety.
When you think Mataro, you think moody, earthy, dark and serious - this falls in the lighter, fresher frisky end of the red wine pool. We loved it. It's just a shame its so limited. Hopefully he makes a little more in the future.
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.