Full Review

Sidewood

Sidewood
2016 Chloe Cuvée Brut, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Brut

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12.2% RS: .4%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$30

Sidewood
2016 Chloe Cuvée Brut, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Brut

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12.2% RS: .4%
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of lemon, yellow and green apple, brioche, and white strawberry with a satiny, lively, effervescent, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, breezy finish with impressions of green apple, toast points, white flowers, and tangerine. A fresh introduction to New World sparkling wines with crisp acidity and ripe orchard fruit from beginning to end.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: lemon, yellow and green apple, brioche, and white strawberry
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of green apple, toast points, white flowers, and tangerine
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
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 fresh introduction to New World sparkling wines with crisp acidity and ripe orchard fruit from beginning to end.

The Producer

Sidewood Estate

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

Their Portfolio

91 Sidewood 2017 Mappinga, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $45.00.
92 Sidewood 2019 Mappinga, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $45.00.
91 Sidewood 2019 Mappinga, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $30.00.
90 Sidewood 2019 Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14% (Australia) $22.00.
93 Sidewood 2019 Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $30.00.
91 Sidewood 2020 Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $19.00.
90 Sidewood NV Sparkling Rosé, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $19.00.
92 Sidewood 2021 Estate, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $19.00.
87 Sidewood 2021 Estate, Pinot Gris, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $19.00.
93 Sidewood 2020 Estate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
93 Sidewood 2021 Estate, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $22.00.
91 Sidewood 2019 Stablemate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Adelaide Hills 14.6% (Australia) $18.00.
86 Sidewood 2021 Stablemate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $18.00.
88 Sidewood NV Estate Sparkling Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Sidewood NV Estate Sparkling, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Sidewood 2022 Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Sidewood 2021 Estate, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $19.00.
88 Sidewood 2021 Stablemate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $18.00.
88 Sidewood 2022 Estate, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 12.3% (Australia) $18.00.
94 Sidewood 2021 Estate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $18.00.
92 Sidewood 2022 Estate, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13.1% (Australia) $25.00.
93 Sidewood 2019 Mappinga, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $44.00.
93 Sidewood 2021 Mappinga, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $44.00.
88 Sidewood 2021 Estate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $17.00.
88 Sidewood 2022 Estate, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13.1% (Australia) $25.00.
87 Sidewood 2022 Estate, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 12.3% (Australia) $17.00.
89 Sidewood 2021 Mappinga, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $44.00.
88 Sidewood 2021 Stablemate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $13.00.
89 Sidewood 2021 Stablemate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $13.00.
94 Sidewood 2022 Estate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14% (Australia) $17.00.
93 Sidewood 2018 Isabella Brut Rosé, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $30.00.
91 Sidewood 2016 Chloe Cuvée Brut, Adelaide Hills 12.2% (Australia) $30.00.

Brut

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Brut is a term that defines dryness levels in sparkling wines; it is most famously used for Champagne, but it is a common term used around the world for most sparkers.

While Brut means "dry" for all intents and purposes, it can actually be off-dry or even lightly sweet. The definition of Brut for Champagne is between 0-12 grams of residual sugar, so Brut actually describes a range of sensations.

No matter how dry a Brut sparkling wine actually is in technical terms, it is generally dry enough to serve at the dinner table with most foods.