Full Review

Sidewood

Sidewood
NV Sparkling Rosé, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19

Sidewood
NV Sparkling Rosé, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12.5%
Silvery pink color. Aromas and flavors of pink lady apples, under-ripe strawberries, nectarine, sliced celery, and hints of toasted shortcake with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, captivating, medium-length finish manifesting notes of pink peppercorn with a suggestion of oak flavor. A light, fresh, fruity and buoyant sparkler with a dry sensibility.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: pink lady apples, under-ripe strawberries, nectarine, sliced celery, and hints of toasted shortcake
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of pink peppercorn
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 light, fresh, fruity and buoyant sparkler with a dry sensibility.

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.
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.

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.