Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Region: South Australia
Appellation: Adelaide Hills
Vinification: Partial barrel fermentation
Ageing/Maturation: Aged 10 months in French Oak
Sidewood Chardonnay 2013
Light straw in colour this wine displays lifted aromas of apricots and rockmelon. The palate oozes an opulent, mouth filling mid palate showing honeysuckle with a hint of lemon. This luscious, complex wine has wonderful acid balanced by an incredible softness. Drinking beautifully now and will continue to improve with cellaring over the next 5 years. Simply serve chilled on its own or enjoy as an outstanding accompaniment to creamy pastas, spiced infused chicken or with buttered mushrooms as a vegetarian option.
The Sidewood winery is a modern facility built for small to medium size batches of fruit specific to the needs of the Adelaide Hills. We offer a premium service that is about quality and the best of everything.
Our winery is equipped with 3 state of the art temperature controlled cool rooms that can both heat and chill. We have a range of tank sizes suited to all needs as well as different sized fermenters from small open fermenters that can be pneumatically plunged, Hand plunged to 10 tonne closed fermenters. All of our stainless steel tanks have heating and cooling. We have a cutting edge cross flow filter to gently filter your wine to final stages of bottling. We have a choice of presses including 2 airbag presses, one being a Bucher XP, which uses Nitrogen to exclude air during the pressing program, a small 5 tonne Siprem airbag to a 2 tonne traditional, all stainless steel basket press. We have a sorting table should you wish to hand sort your fruit to achieve the optimum in quality.
We aim to be a winery that uses minimal water and the use of Nitrogen in most of our process. This can be done because of our state of the art Nitrogen generator that will allow us to not only use during fruit processing but also right through to filtration stage. This will be particularly helpful for Dissolved Oxygen Management and will eventually allow us to empty barrels with gas, thus reducing wine pumping.
Making wine with us will be easy. You will have the choice of driving the style and wine making or choose to work with Darryl Catlin, our Experienced Adelaide Hills Winemaker and his team to help guide you and your wine to be the best it can be. Quality, service and results will be at the heart off all we do.