About The Wine
We've been wondering when an orange wine from Poppelvej might pop up and here it is!
He didn't take a half swing at the wine style, either. This is a legit amber wine with some complexity underpinning it's golden, delicious character.
It's made from Viogneir that spent nine weeks on skins before being pressed off.
Viognier is a great variety for this wine style. The peach and apricot flavours move into gingery, spicy territory with some skin contact.
It's fleshy, fragrant and full-flavoured - it's a super sessionable version of a skin contact wine.
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.