News & Reviews

Sidewood Sauvignon Blanc back in stock……..


Delighted by the incredible response of our 2016 vintage Sauvignon Blanc, Sidewood Owner, Owen Inglis is excited for what lies ahead with our recently bottled 2017 Vintage.

“Having just come off the back of receiving a 99-point score and best white wine for our 2016 vintage at the New World International Wine Competition in March, we’re excited and hope it wins not only the Trophies and Gold medals it did last year but is as loved by our loyal Sidewood followers.”  

“As each vintage passes, we gain more winemaking knowledge and understanding of our unique Adelaide Hills vineyards. The difference between good and extraordinary Sauvignon Blanc is preserving the natural expression of the varietal and maintaining aromatics and freshness” he said.

A wet start and mild summer contributed to an extended vintage for our viticulture and winery team this year, with the resultant wines looking exceptionally good. As we stay true to preaching a diet of producing only premium quality wines, the 2017 release of our Sidewood Estate Sauvignon Blanc is no exception.

Although pungently aromatic in the glass, the wine is light and cleansing on the palate and has a lovely textured complexity meaning it can be enjoyed as a beautiful glass on its own or it can make a great versatile companion to a wide myriad of foods.

Leading with lychee and passionfruit, offset with the summertime aroma of fresh cut grass and a wonderful citrus acidity, this extraordinary vintage of Sauvignon Blanc is overflowing with vibrant flavours of the tropics. The cool climate fruit combined with state of the art temperature controlled ferment in stainless steel means the dynamic fruit flavours are unadulterated.

The perfect pairing to light Thai salads or seafood, through to natural oysters with lemon juice. The bright tropical flavours of our Sauvignon Blanc adds freshness without overwhelming delicate flavours of the dish.

The fruit for the 2017 Sauvignon Blanc originates from our Oakbank vineyard in the Adelaide Hills. Winemaker, Darryl Catlin closely monitored the flavours to ensure picking is at perfect ripeness. Having total control over our winemaking process from the vineyard to the bottle is a great advantage. By picking our Sauvignon Blanc fruit early in the morning and having it crushed and ready to ferment within the hour are able to preserve the fruits natural flavours and aromatics.

Guests at this month’s Winter Red’s Wine Battle Degustation will be among the first in the country to try it with our Head Winemaker, for more details click here. You can shop this new vintage of the varietal by clicking here.

SIDEWOOD CONTINUES TO BRING HOME GOLD..

It’s been a successful few months for Sidewood with some of our varietals picking up top gongs at wine shows domestically and overseas including an individual award for Adelaide Hills Sparkling Wine Winery of the Year at the Melbourne International Wine Competition.

Other recent accolades include:

2015 Mappinga Shiraz 

–          Great Gold – International Wine Awards Spain 2017

–          Double Gold – San Francisco International Wine Competition 2017

–          Gold – Mundus Vini Germany 2017

–          Gold – Catavinum Spain 2017

2016 Mappinga Chardonnay

–          Gold – International Wine Awards 2017

2016 Sidewood Estate Chardonnay

–          Gold – International Wine Awards 2017

Sidewood NV Sparkling

–          Gold – 96 points – Wine Showcase Magazine

–          Gold – International Wine Awards 2017

–          Gold – Melbourne International Wine Competition 2017

2015 Sidewood Estate Shiraz

–          Gold – International Wine Awards 2017

–          Gold – Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition 2017