Delicious. Edgy. Refreshing.
About The Wine
The Poppelvej Aeventyr is a bang-on example of Gewurztraminer in skinsy mode.
The fruit hails from the K1 vineyard in the Adelaide Hills. Winemaker Uffe let the fruit hang out on skins for around 4 weeks before letting it go to sleep in a concrete egg. You can see plenty of examples of orange Gewurztraminer that go a little over the top, with the aromatics becoming overly floral and exotic, this somehow maintains its freshness and brightness without becoming a caricature.
This is spicy, dry and refreshing. Such a fun-loving example of the orange wine style, perfect for those new to skin-contact wines.
Poppelvej (pronounced 'Pop-ell-veye') 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.