The portfolio of Smidge Wines has evolved to 3 tiers, a flagship Barossa shiraz, The White label range and the Houdini series.
Twice a year Matt tastes through every barrel and classifies each according to quality and their fit for each blend. The best 2 or 3 barrels are then reserved for Smidge’s flagship wine, the ‘S’ a 100% Barossa Valley Shiraz.
The White Label series is Smidge’s midrange tier and all wines are straight varietals. The Adamo (latin to fall in love) is the mainstay of the range, a classic Barossa Shiraz blend of declassified ‘S’ barrels.
The Adelaide Hills Viognier remains the only white wine in the range, named the Cellar-pod after it’s first vintage produced 8 barrels, Matt’s approach has consistently been to make this wine in a more austere style often providing a refreshing surprise to both those new and not so new to Viognier.
The last in the series is the Tardy, from which the Smidge story began, a Zinfandel from Langhorne Creek. Matt continues his love affair with the variety and continues to surprise even the most jaded cynic of Zin.
The ‘Houdini’ range completes the Smidge portfolio with an entry level series. Currently comprising two wines, a classic, clean, and mouth watering Adelaide Hills Sauvignon blanc, and what could almost be considered a proprietary red blend. Made with predominantly Barossa Shiraz and Zinfandel, what began as a blending experiment has turned into a much loved wine, and is now in it’s 4th year of production. Two new labels to the range are due to be released in 2010, a dry white, also from the Adelaide Hills, and a 100% McLaren Vale Shiraz.
Houdini By Smidge
Rutherglan Grand Muscat