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, their wines are absolutely stunning. Only the best grapes are selected from the Sidewood estate to make the Mappinga Art Series. The winemaking philosophy is simple – to create stylish, elegant, high quality wine.
Hints of pear, ripe peach and honeydew melon on the nose . Following through onto the palate the flavours are enhanced with subtle hints of honey and nutmeg from the influence of 8 months maturation in French oak barrels.
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Hand-picked Dijon clones, partial whole-bunch pressed, wild-fermented, French oak (30% new), best barrel selection. Very powerful and complex. Reduction may be an issue for some - or is it early harvest?- 94 pts James Halliday, The Wine Companion
Smooth, elegant and sophisticated from the moment it sweeps into the room. There’s a lovely evenness of flavour defined by fragile white peach, a lick of mandarin and the softest lemon. The oak is almost hidden, allowing the gentle fruit to do all the talking, right through to a whisper at the close. Seductive.- 96 pts David Sly, Decanter Magazine