The Sidewood Vineyard is situated at the 300 acre Ashwood Estate in the cool-climate of the Adelaide Hills wine region, 380m above sea level. Climate, soil, careful pruning techniques and hand-picking play a vital role to ensure that only the best fruit is produced for Sidewood Wines. With the rows of vineyards planted facing East - West, this ensures that combined with intensive canopy management the intensity of the fruit flavour profile will be enhanced.

Legend holds that the Abel clone first travelled from one of the best vineyards of Burgundy by way of a gumboot. Making its way to New Zealand in 1975, the ‘Gumboot Smuggler’ was caught by a NZ Customs’ officer, Malcolm Abel, who incidentally was the first to plant the mythical cutting on his vineyard. This Abel Pinot Noir was handpicked from SA’s first plantings of the clone. Wild yeast and small batch ferment, followed by maturation in French oak bring aromas of fresh rhubarb, plums and lifted forest floor to the wine. The palate combines the rhubarb and spiced plums with chalky tannins and a seamless strawberry and cream finish.

A light and open-weaved single-clone pinot. Quite sensitive to vintage in its Oakbank vineyard, according to viticulturist Mark Vella and winemaker Darryl Caitlin. Bright brick red colour, a little shy to the nose, though thoroughly enticing, perhaps because of this. Shag-pile carpet softness on the palate offers a gentle feel, before you notice its fruit-driven acidity in a delicate wave of subtle and sophisticated pinot. As alluring as pinot can be. Drink to: 2025; Price: $40.00; Date Tasted: Aug 2021; Alcohol: 12.5%; Rating: 96 Points; James Halliday Wine Companion



SKU 17881
Brand Sidewood
Shipping Weight 1.3333kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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