2016 Sidewood Estate Mappinga Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

I’m pretty sure I have previously and unashamedly mentioned that I am an Aussie Chardonnay fan.  I have to admit to being bias towards those from my home state, but I’m lucky enough to have tried excellent examples from Coonawarra, Margaret River, Hunter Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Orange, Mudgee, McLaren Vale, Granite Belt, WA’s Great Southern and any other place I have failed to mention.  Having just read the last sentence over again, we have some pretty good Chardonnays coming out of many a wine region.  Keep it up I say.

I didn’t mention the Adelaide Hills in the paragraph above only because that is where the grapes were grown for this wine but it’s a region that definitely can not be forgotten.  I have tried many from this picture perfect place on the outskirts of Adelaide and they never fail to impress…much like this one from Sidewood Wines.

Looks so, so young and smells delicious!  Citrusy, peachy and fruit salady.  Not dissimilar when tasting it, where it exudes that deliciousness!  There’s peach characters, some pear notes and the texture is palate pleasing too.  As the flavours slip away quietly, a nice, crispy grapefruity acidity plays a part, yet it’s beautifully soft on the finish.  The oak has been slurped up by the abundant quality fruit which is definitely the star of this wine.  Have I mentioned it’s delicious?!

Sidewood Estate Website

Region: Adelaide Hills, SA     Price: $35     Source: Purchase

Sidewood Chardonnay

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