Sidewood Estate Chardonnay was made from individually selected parcels picked from selected rows at Sidewood’s Mappinga and Ironstone Road vineyards.
Gently pressed, the free-run juice was then barrel fermented using wild yeast in 100% French oak. The wine was left to mature for ten months before rigorous barrel selection. The wine has tantalising aromas of jasmine and ripe lemon but with a round, velvety structure. The palate showcases crisp, mouth-watering flavours of grapefruit, apricot and white peach, finishing with lingering, crisp minerality.
Serve chilled on its own or enjoy as an accompaniment to teriyaki salmon, roast pork or a mushroom risotto. Drinking beautifully now but will continue to evolve with careful cellaring.