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Sidewood

Sidewood
2013 Mappinga Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$23.99

Sidewood
2013 Mappinga Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Yellow color. Aromas and flavors of nut brittle, mincemeat, and lemon-pear tart with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity body and a smooth, engaging, breezy vanilla nuts, lemon spritzed melon, and passion fruit finish with fine, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak. A round appealing, delicately oaked sauvignon blanc.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: nut brittle, mincemeat, and lemon-pear tart
Taste Flavor: vanilla nuts, lemon spritzed melon, and passion fruit
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Fried Chicken, Goat Cheese Salad, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A round appealing, delicately oaked sauvignon blanc.

The Importer

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Sauvignon Blanc

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Sauvignon Blanc is a bit of a chameleon of a variety, as it changes its character depending on where it is grown. Most famously in France’s Loire Valley, (especially in Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre), it is a rich dry white with distinct herbal notes in the nose and on the palate. In New Zealand, the flavors range from gooseberry to tropical; both styles have very good natural acidity. Certain areas in Chile also produce very tropical-driven examples with a touch of herbal character, while the typical California style is clean with melon and spearmint fruit with only traces of herbal notes.

Many styles of Sauvignon Blanc – especially those from New Zealand – are aged in steel tanks to preserve the aromatic qualities, while some producers in Sancerre or even in California age in wooden barrels; this for added texture and spice. Medium-full in body, Sauvignon Blanc is especially excellent paired with shellfish or seafood or lighter poultry with herbs.