Full Review
Sidewood

Sidewood
NV Sparkling, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pork

Category: Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 11.5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19.00

Sidewood
NV Sparkling, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pork

Category: Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 11.5%
Pale yellow straw color. Citrusy aromas of dried orange peel and bran muffin with a soft, tangy, dry light body and a breezy lemon spritz and chalk finish with fine tannins. A crispy sparkler with racy acidity.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Non-Oaky & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: dried orange peel and bran muffin
Taste Flavor: lemon spritz and chalk
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Charcuterie, Taleggio, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crispy sparkler with racy acidity.
The Producer

Sidewood Estate

The Producer
92 Mappinga Road
Oakbank, 5243
Australia
61 -(08) 8389 9234
Sparkling
Wine Glass Champagne.jpg
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.