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Smidge Magic Dirt Moppa Barossa Valley Shiraz 2010

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Magic Dirt is one of Australia's most acclaimed wines and the pinnacle of the Smidge Wines range. Magic Dirt wines represent the skill of master winemaker Matt Wenk.

One of Australia’s hidden secrets, Moppa is arguably the most historic and premium region commanding some of the highest prices for fruit in the Barossa. It is home to some of the oldest vines in the world with plantings of Shiraz, (Grenache, Mataro and Cabernet Sauvignon) dating back to the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.

The soil profile of Moppa is unique with a patchwork of sand, ironstone & quartz over deep clay.

With an elevation of over 300m the Moppa region is one of the higher points in the Barossa Valley, providing cooler conditions which allow for long, steady ripening.

Traditionally dry grown, Moppa vines are naturally low-yielding and consistently provide parcels of fruit unparalleled in quality. The Moppa flavour profile can be described as darker, complex and brooding, and the structure of wines produced from this fruit ensures they cellar remarkably well.

Quantities are extremely limited and are highly sought after by those who savour quality wine.   

Product Details

  • Halliday Wine Companion - SILVER; 94pts
unit size750ml
typeRed Wine
standard drinks9.3
drink by2026
regionMoppa, Barossa Valley
methodFermented in a small open top vessel, fermentation lasted 8 days with total time on skins was 14 days before being drained and pressed. The free run and pressings were blended and then the component earmarked for this wine was matured in 2 year old french barrique for 19 months. The wine was then fined lightly and bottled without filtration. Matured in bottle for 24 months before release.
appearanceBlack core with magenta rim.
noseNose is dominated by red/black fruits supported by characters that change and evolve, such as spice, graphite, potpourri, earthy tones and underlying sandlewood
bodyFull <> Medium
palateElegant. Exhibits a backbone of soft red/black fruits with subtle spice and earthy tones that carry through to the late palate, balanced with very fine tannins and soft, yet linear acid.
food matching guideRed Meat, BBQ, Grilled or Roasted; Black Pepper; Rich Sauces; Hard Cheese.