Our online cellar door is the easiest way to purchase your Smidge Wines. As a first generation winery that creates hand crafted, small batch wines following a 'berry to bottle' philosophy, our wines regularly sell out. So when you find a vintage you like, be sure to grab a few extra bottles!
“characterful, beautiful to drink and the perfect food wine.”
On skins for 15 days, with a fermentation lasting 9 days. The fruit was handpicked and destemmed only, while the must had no acid adjustment and went through with a wild fermentation. Upon pressing, both the free run and pressings were combined and after racking off gross lees, the wine was matured in two 2-year-old French barriques. The 2021 vintage was cool and dry and the wine had a certain subtlety about it, so it was French oak all the way! After spending 11 months in oak, the wine was lightly fined and bottled unfiltered.
La Grenouille from Smidge Wines is a Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from an immaculate vineyard in the western Willunga area at the southern end of greater McLaren Vale in South Australia. The vines on the block are approximately 60 years old. In the glass, La Grenouille immediately shows its hand with a deep colour, almost black with a magenta rim. The aromas are not shy, with lots of dark cherries, plums, with spice and tobacco. The palate continues the story; the Mediterranean climate of McLaren Vale regularly delivers Cabernet with power, elegance and balance. La Grenouille is no exception, exhibiting dark fruits and chocolate with a balance of juiciness and subtle savoury notes, finishing with long fine tannins. Drink now or cellar carefully until 2035.
In the glass, this wine has an alluring black core with a bright magenta rim. The nose is full of inviting raspberries, cassis, spice, with floral notes and grilled meats. The palate has blueberries and cassis, with creamy vanilla notes. Juicy soft tannins carry the fruit to a long delicious finish. This Pedra Branca Separavi by Smidge Wines is juicy and moreish.
This hand picked Fiano was 10% destemmed with skin contact for one month, the balance was whole bunch pressed with 35% barrel fermented and 55% in stainless steel. Fermentation was all wild, with no malo occurring, this wine was then blended and bottled after 4 months.
"The wine doesn't disappoint." Ned Goodwin, Wine Companion, 93 points
Hand-picked around sunburned fruit to discern quality material. No skin contact this vintage, as a result. A very ripe, extremely intense nose, clearly indicative of the lengthy hang-time and dry extract in the fruit. Aromas of pomelo, quince, bath salts and wild fennel, peppery and lingering as the phalanx of intensity stains the mouth while the freshness massages the gums. This is a very good fiano. I can imagine it in oak, so rich is it. Drink or hold. Screw cap. Ned Goodwin MW Senior Editor
The 2022 Houdini Adelaide Hills Sauvignon blanc is the first release under new branding. This fresh and mouth watering wine comes from the iconic Christmas Hill Vineyard in Kuipto and continues the tradition of this sought after wine.
Aromas of blackberries, licorice, dried herbs, plums and spice. Flavours are full and rich, certainly in the dark fruit spectrum, but there is also a minty coolness to the palate as well as quite grippy and textured tannins and lively acidity that keep the flavours fresh and focused - Aaron Brasher The Real Review 93/100
The Smidge Wines S celebrates the origin of Smidge with an extremely limited release wine that promises only the best of Barossa Shiraz. Each year, Matt tastes through all the barrels and selects the very best for this flagship wine. The first release was nominated for the George Mackay Trophy as Australia's Best Exported Wine. Smidge S has consistently returned 94+ point wines since Matt created that first vintage back in 2002. In the glass, the ‘S’ has a black core with a deep red rim. There are elegant aromas of red/black fruits and spicy, earthy notes with hints of grilled meats, graphite and controlled oak. On the palate, the fruit continues with rich plums and blueberries with delicate spice and chocolate which all roll onto a juicy palate with fine tannins that go on and on. The elegant bottle with minimalist labelling makes this an attractive and highly desirable gift for those who know their wine and love shiraz.
Only 165 bottles made, 96 Points / Gold from Halliday Wine Companion. Released August 30, 2021
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