Owned by Owen and Cassandra Inglis since 2004, Sidewood is already starting to get noticed. Highly respected critic James Halliday gave them a five-star rating in both the 2016 and 2018 editions of Wine Companion. Made by award winning winemakers whose CVs include top wineries such as Penfolds and Shaw & Smith, this delightful Chardonnay is up there to rival the big names of Burgundy, for a fraction of the price.
Extremely elegant, refined and perfectly balanced with fresh green apples, pear and melon flavours and just the right amount of oak to add complexity.
Click below to hear more about the wine, direct from wine-maker Darryl Catlin:
Hand-picked, wild-fermented in small batches, 30% whole bunch, partial whole berry, matured in used French oak for 10 months, 400 dozen made. The colour is bright, although modest depth; a scented, spicy bouquet of cherry blossom leads the way into a light, but bright and finely structured palate.- 96 pts James Halliday, The Wine Companion