Houdini by Smidge Wines
Houdini from Smidge Wines are beautifully crafted, limited quantity and attractively priced wines ideal for immediate drinking or cellaring. Demonstrating master craftsmanship from winemaker Matt Wenk, just like their name, they are destined to disappear.
With a new label release and a new variety for our rosé this year comes s delicious Sangiovese from a beautiful little vineyard in the Adelaide Hills. Like all Italian varieties, Sangiovese holds its acidity well and which inturn gives a lovely freshness that works well with this dry style.
The Houdini is the easy drinking introductory range for Smidge Wines. Matured in predominantly French oak, this wine has a dark red core with a magenta rim. On the nose, the wine is fresh and playful with a mix of red/black fruits, dark chocolate, licorice, spice and subtle vanilla. Flowing onto the palate, the wine is dark and juicy from start to finish, with plums and cherries. Balanced with fresh acid, spice and chocolate, the palate rolls on evenly with fine tannins and a creamy rounded finish.
The 2021 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.
The Houdini McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon from Smidge Wines has been rated 92 points by the James Halliday Australian Wine Companion. From a 65-year-old vineyard at Willunga, the wine is described as "fragrant and frisky with boysenberry and light blackcurrant flavours sliding into sweet, woodsy spice and cedar."
The Houdini McLaren Vale Grenache Rose from Smidge Wines has been rated 91 points by the James Halliday Australian Wine Companion. From 70-year-old vines in Tatachilla, the rose is described as having "ample colour and flavour with sweet red cherry and raspberry, florals and woodsy spice. It’s as generous as it is delicious.”
The Houdini McLaren Vale Grenache Carignan from Smidge Wines has been rated 92 points by the James Halliday Australian Wine Companion. It was described as “characterful, beautiful to drink and the perfect food wine.”
Grab a three pack of Smidge Wines Houdini reds and you’ll be amazed how quickly they disappear! All the Houdinis in our pack have been reviewed with silver 92 points by the James Halliday Australian Wine Companion.