Full Review

Sidewood

Sidewood
2018 Isabella Brut Rosé, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Brut Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12% RS: .9%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$30

Sidewood
2018 Isabella Brut Rosé, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Brut Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12% RS: .9%
Light amber beige color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry, white cherry, watermelon rind, and bubble gum with a velvety, vibrant, fizzy, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, amusing, breezy finish that exhibits impressions of strawberry, tart cherry, and dried white pineapple. A textbook and food friendly sparkling Rosé with a fresh, crisp yet fruity finish that is a great option to introduce people to New World bubbles.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: strawberry, white cherry, watermelon rind, and bubble gum
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of strawberry, tart cherry, and dried white pineapple
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A textbook and food friendly sparkling Rosé with a fresh, crisp yet fruity finish that is a great option to introduce people to New World bubbles.

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 Rose

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Although Rosé Champagne accounts for little more than 10% of overall Champagne production, it is arguably the trendiest style of Champagne. While a definition of Rosé Champagne (all are made in a Brut style with lower dosage) is difficult, what every rosé Champagne has in common is its color, ranging from pale salmon and copper to bright pink.

Rosé Champagnes are made by one of two processes: either assemblage, where still red wine is added to the Champagne or by the saignée (literally “bleeding”) where the color of the Champagne is derived from skin contact. Rosés can be made from 100% red grapes –Pinot Noir and/or Pinot Meunier or can even be primarily Chardonnay; thus there are many different styles. As red grapes add more weight to the wine, rosé Champagnes are better suited to pairing with meat and game.