Tim Smith Bugalugs Blanc 2022

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Barossa is best known for making big indulgent reds. But maybe its best-kept secret (for now) is Eden Valley.

The higher altitude and cooler weather here make it heaven for making crisp and refreshing whites, just like Tim’s Riesling.

And he reckons there’s huge potential for white Rhône varieties to thrive here - such as Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Viognier and Clairette.

So much so that he’s made a new wine, called Bugalugs Blanc.

It’s inspired by a stint working for Chapoutier in the southern Rhône earlier in his career. After work he’d enjoy a glass of delicious local white. It would usually be a blend, which didn’t force you to think hard about what variety it might be.

The Viognier in the blend comes from Eden Valley, and it’s fermented and aged in barrel along with the Roussanne to give structure and layers to the blend.

The Grenache Blanc and Clairette come from Barossa and are aged in tank - which gives a bright and clean expression of fruit.

You land up with a refreshing, aromatic and creamy white which is so easy to drink.

You’re the very first in Europe to access this wine - try it and see if you agree with Tim on its potential!

Wine type White
Grape(s) Clairette 52% / Viognier 20% / Grenache Blanc 14% / Roussanne 14%
Country Australia
Region of origin Barossa
Appellation Barossa 
Vintage 2022
Alcohol % 13%
Oak? Roussanne and Viognier only
Months in Oak 3
Type of Oak Older French
Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) No
Average age of vines 15
Average altitude of vines (m) 250 m
Soil type(s) Various-mostly yellow loams with ironstone flecks
Closure Type Screwcap
Is this wine organic? No
Biodynamic? No
Sustainably produced? Yes
Suitable for vegans? Yes
Ageing potential (years) Too early to call-but at least 10 years
Ideal drinking window Now-2026, then put away for 7 years

Tim’s been a winemaker for 35 years - and during that time he’s worked for some of the Barossa’s most iconic names… Yalumba, St Hallett and Chateau Tanunda to name but a few.

Read more about Tim

Make your own mind up on this one from Tim - Barossa 'poached' (i.e 'stolen'!) yabbies - or freshwater crustaceans with dill mayonnaise

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Dermot (Dublin)
Excellent white wine which is very drinkable

This wine is well balanced between being a fine dry wine which is very drinkable and at the same time has some good body to it
This has become our “go-to” white wine

Wonderful review, thank you Dermot!

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