Full Review

Sidewood

Sidewood
2021 Estate, Pinot Gris, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Gris

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13% RS: 0.10%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19

Sidewood
2021 Estate, Pinot Gris, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Gris

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13% RS: 0.10%
Emerald straw color. Toasty aromas and flavors of baked peach, nut brittle, and musk melon with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-length finish with accents of green apple and peach skins and grass with fine, dusty tannins. A rock solid Pinot Grigio sipper with nice flavor and length.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, New World, Non-Oaky & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: baked peach, nut brittle, and musk melon
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of green apple and peach skins and grass
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rock solid Pinot Grigio sipper with nice flavor and length.

The Producer

Sidewood Estate

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

Their Portfolio

90 Sidewood NV Sparkling, Adelaide Hills 11.5% (Australia) $18.00.
92 Sidewood 2016 Mappinga, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $45.00.
91 Sidewood 2017 Mappinga, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $45.00.
91 Sidewood 2017 Mappinga, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $25.00.
89 Sidewood 2018 Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $21.00.
89 Sidewood 2018 Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $25.00.
87 Sidewood 2018 Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $19.00.
90 Sidewood 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $18.00.
93 Sidewood 2014 Isabella Sparkling Rosé, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $25.00.
91 Sidewood NV Sparkling, Pinot Noir-Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 11.5% (Australia) $18.00.
87 Sidewood 2018 Mappinga, Fumé Blanc, Adelaide Hills 11.5% (Australia) $25.00.
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.
91 Sidewood 2018 Signature Abel, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $30.00.
88 Sidewood 2014 Isabella Rosé Sparkling Wine, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $30.00.
87 Sidewood 2018 Mappinga, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $25.00.
91 Sidewood 2018 Mappinga, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
92 Sidewood 2017 Stablemate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $17.00.
90 Sidewood 2017 Stablemate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Adelaide Hills 14% (Australia) $14.00.
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.

Pinot Gris

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Pinot Gris is the same grape as Pinot Grigio, but when a wine is identified as a Pinot Gris, it is generally a more full-bodied, more complex, more age-worthy wine.

The best examples of Pinot Gris come from Alsace in northeastern France and Oregon. These wines are have excellent weight on the palate, good acidity and ripe apple and pear fruit with a distinct spiciness and a dry finish. Most examples are aged only in steel, but some producers in Alsace will age Pinot Gris in large, older wooden casks, which can add a touch of spice as well as additional texture.

There are also some sweeter versions of Pinot Gris produced in Alsace; these are labeled as vendange tardives or grains nobles.

There are also versions of Pinot Gris from the far northwestern Italian region of Valle d'Aosta as well as from California.

Consume most versions of Pinot Gris at an early age, from two to five years. The finest versions of Alsatian Pinot Gris (from Grand Cru vineyards) can be enjoyed at 15-20 years of age.

Food pairings that work well with Pinot Gris include smoked fish, sushi, Asian cuisine, chicken with cream sauce or veal, pork or poultry with mushrooms.