About the Wine
Sourced from an organically farmed vineyard. The fruit was entirely hand harvested and pressed into old barrels for fermentation, where it sat for 10 months. Unfiltered. Unfined. Untamed.
If you have had Teroldego before, do not adjust your headset. This is deliberately made to be a brighter take on things, rather than the traditional Italian style. You'll still find flavours of pomegranate, blackberries, spices and herbs, but everything here is just so fresh. It's soft and supple, with a great verve and balance, but there still is a depth and structure to be found.
This wine is dedicated to Uffe's little nephew, who was recently diagnosed with a brain tumour. A portion of each sale is donated to the Children's Cancer Foundation.
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.