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.
Sidewood’s second single clonal release of the Burgundian (Dijon) clone of ‘Oberlin’. Sourced from only 9 short rows of Oberlin Pinot Noir from our Mappinga Road, Oakbank Vineyard. The grapes were wild yeast fermented in small batches using 100% whole-bunch fruit. The wine was then matured in older French oak barrels, with 85% of the parcel being blended into our Estate Pinot Noir. The remaining component, only 250 dozen, being released separately.
One of three 3 single-clone pinots in this range. 100% whole bunches and wild ferment. Alluring crimson colours in the glass, sophisticated cherry aromas that want to be swallowed up by the stems. Starts out a little reserved but builds on the palate with real power and depth. Dark cherry and raspberry notes in abundance, with layers and layers unfolding in the bottle for hours. Totally engaging. Drink to: 2028; Price: $40.00; Date Tasted: Mar 2021; Alcohol: 13.5%; Rating: 97 Points & Special Value Star; Tony Love; James Halliday Wine Companion
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