“Value++.” – 95 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday
The Sidewood Vineyard is situated at the 300 acre Ashwood Estate in the cool-climate of the Adelaide Hills wine region, 380m above sea level. Climate, soil, careful pruning techniques and harvesting play a vital role to ensure that only the best fruit is produced for Sidewood Wines. With the rows of vineyards planted facing East – West, this ensures that combined with intensive canopy management the intensity of the fruit flavour profile will be enhanced.
Light straw in colour this wine displays lifted aromas of citrus blossom and herbal spice. The palate oozes an opulent, mouth filling mid palate showing honeydew melon, white peach and grapefruit. This luscious, complex wine has wonderful acid balanced by an incredible softness. Drinking beautifully now and will continue to improve with careful cellaring. Simply serve chilled on its own or enjoy as an outstanding accompaniment to chargrilled salmon or with asparagus risotto as a vegetarian option.
“Wild-fermented in French barriques, matured for 10 months. The intensity and length of the fruit is exceptional, and has swallowed up the French oak without even blinking. The accent is slight more on the citrus (grapefruit) side than the stone fruit (nectarine, white peach), the finish as fresh as a spring day. Value++.” – 95 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday