Full Review

Sidewood

Sidewood
2014 Isabella Sparkling Rosé, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12% RS: 1.2%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$25

Sidewood
2014 Isabella Sparkling Rosé, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12% RS: 1.2%
Pale golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of dried apricot, pressed flowers, nut-studded toffee, and strawberry jam with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, distinctive, medium-long finish with notes of shortbread and marmalade. A serious sparkler with elegant fruit and sophisticated bubbles.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: dried apricot, pressed flowers, nut-studded toffee, and strawberry jam
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of shortbread and marmalade
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A serious sparkler with elegant fruit and sophisticated bubbles.

The Producer

Sidewood Estate

The Producer
PO Box 828
Oakbank, 5243
Australia
61 -(08) 8389 9234

Their Portfolio

86 Sidewood 2016 Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $17.43.
89 Sidewood NV Sparkling, Pinot Noir Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 11.5% (Australia) $15.85.
91 Sidewood 2015 Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
93 Sidewood 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $18.00.
89 Sidewood 2013 Isabella Sparkling Rosé , Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $27.00.
84 Sidewood 2014 Chloe Cuvée Sparkling, Adelaide Hills 11.5% (Australia) $27.00.
86 Sidewood NV Sparkling, Adelaide Hills 11.5% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Sidewood 2016 Mappinga, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $25.00.
93 Sidewood 2017 Estate, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $21.00.
87 Sidewood NV Apple Cider 5.0% (Australia)
89 Sidewood NV Pear Cider, Adelaide Hills 5.0% (Australia)
94 Sidewood 2015 Mappinga, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $42.50.
92 Sidewood 2017 Estate, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $19.00.
88 Sidewood 2016 Estate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $19.50.
90 Sidewood 2017 Estate, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $19.00.
90 Sidewood 2016 Estate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $19.50.
90 Sidewood NV Sparkling, Adelaide Hills 11.5% (Australia) $18.00.
87 Sidewood 2015 Cassandra Blanc de Blancs, Adelaide Hills 11.5% (Australia) $.00.
92 Sidewood 2014 Isabella Sparkling Rosé, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $25.00.
90 Sidewood 2015 Chloe Cuvée Sparkling, Adelaide Hills 11.5% (Australia) $25.00.
84 Stable Hill 2016 Palomino, Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $17.43.
87 Stable Hill 2016 The Unicorn, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $17.43.
91 Stable Hill 2016 The Little Villager, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $17.43.
90 Stable Hill 2015 Mustang, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.6% (Australia) $17.43.
87 Stable Hill 2016 The Masked Knight, Cabernet Sauvignon, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $17.43.
84 Stable Hill 2016 Cremello, Chardonnay, South Australia 12% (Australia) $16.50.

Other Sparkling

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Sparkling wine covers many countries, grape types and quality levels. What all of these wines have in common are bubbles.

How the bubbles get there define the type and quality of the sparkling wine. The most famous sparkling wine of course is Champagne, from the eponymous region in France. These are made by what is known as the Champagne or "classic" method, where the secondary fermentation that produces the sparkle is done in an individual bottle. Other sparkling wines that use this method include Franciacorta and Alta Langa in Italy as well as Cava from Spain.

Other sparkling wines are made when the bubbles (or carbonation) is created in large tanks. While there are many inexpensive, simple sparkling wines made in this method, there are some excellent examples, most notably Prosecco.

Sparkling wines in many cases are meant to be drunk upon release, although the best examples of Champagne can age well for more than a decade. As sparkling wine is celebratory in nature, it is often used for toasting a special event, such as an anniversary or birthday. Yet the finest dry sparking wines work beautifully with a huge array of foods. These wines are arguably the finest food wines in the world.