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The Houdini McLaren Vale Sangiovese 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.”

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Only 165 bottles made, 96 Points / Gold from Halliday Wine Companion. Released August 30, 2021

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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.

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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."

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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.”

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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.”

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The GruVe from Smidge Wines was one of the first wines under the Smidge Label. The name comes from Matt and Trish finding their own ‘groove’ – dancing to the beat of their own drum. With the 2016 vintage, although the season was dry and warm, the night time temperatures were often low, which maintained freshness and acidity in many varieties, including Grüner. A much-needed rain at the end of January freshened everything up and many varieties finished ripening well. The 2016 GruVe has been made in a similar fashion to previous vintages, although unlike the 2015, it is dry. Whole bunch pressed, no acid addition, wild yeast fermentation and then 6 months on yeast lees. Bottled mid-October.

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The Gutsy from Smidge Wines is from the cooler 2017 vintage. There was plenty of hang time for the fruit in this Kuitpo vineyard which is a westerly facing block full of red/brown clay loam soils mottled with quartz. Matt picked the fruit on a Monday as although the forecast predicted 5mm of rain on a Tuesday, he had a different feeling. The weather brought 42mm of rain and showers for the rest of the week. Handpicked, destemmed and on skins for 28 days, The Gutsy has had a wild yeast ferment, drained and pressed with the free run and pressings being combined. It then spent 20 months in Fine-Grained French puncheon and barrique, approximately 40% new (all 500L puncheons). Unfiltered and bottled in December 2018. And it’s vegan-friendly. Drink now and/or buy a couple of extra bottles to cellar until 2030.

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The Pedra Branca series celebrates the forces of nature that create things unique and remarkable. This is a project wine where each year, the wines made are different in variety or style to bring out the best in the grapes and the conditions in which they were grown. The wines are made only in small quantities when interesting parcels of fruit are available and are crafted to bring out the best in their natural flavours. This makes them remarkable and highly sought after. 2013 Pedra Branca Barossa Sauvignon Blanc, 94 points, James Halliday

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The Smidge Wines Pedra Branca McLaren Vale Grenache 2018 received 91 out of 100 points from Nick Butler at The Real Review, who wrote:

Lifted violets, raspberries and cranberries with dried herbs, oak-spice and blood orange. The initial sip burst with ripe red berry sweetness, which his very quickly tamed by fine-grained tannins and an earthy, graphite-driven underbelly. It speaks as much of vineyard as it does variety. Terrific fruit.

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