Sidewood Estate Pinot Noir 2022


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Adelaide Hills, Australia
93 points




Carefully selected from low-yielding vines on our picturesque 300-acre estate in the elevated, cool-climate region of Oakbank, these grapes underwent a meticulous journey. Harvested by hand, they were then delicately chilled for 24-48 hours prior to embarking on a unique winemaking process.

Our winemakers employed a partial whole-bunch, whole-berry ferment, allowing the magic of wild yeast to unfold. Following this, an extended maceration and a patient maturation period of 10 months took place in exclusive 100% French Oak barrels. The result is a wine that captures the essence of its origin.

This exquisite creation reveals a bouquet of intricate aromas, dominated by the luscious notes of strawberries and cream, complemented by subtle hints of forest floor. The palate is a seamless tapestry of elegance, showcasing vibrant red fruits intertwined with alluring gamey characters, layered over nuances of mushroom and fresh herbs.

The judicious use of French oak imparts ample yet delicate tannins, providing a generously delightful length to the wine. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with culinary delights, such as duck or game dishes, or even stuffed wild mushrooms for a vegetarian option, this wine is a true sensory experience.

While it already graces the palate beautifully, its potential for evolution with careful cellaring ensures a continued refinement of flavors over time. Indulge in the present, or savor the anticipation of the exquisite transformation that awaits in the future.


93 points

Excellent year, excellent wine. It just follows, doesn’t it. This is a Pinot that delivers on a light to medium bodied palate but does so with so much panache and style. Initially there’s a combo of strawberry with a little sweet raspberry on the nose. But then the deeper gamey characters emerge on the palate. Support comes from the chalky tannins and a slick super fine addition of oak. Great stuff


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Serving Temp.
12-14 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2030
Food pairing
Duck or game dishes, mushrooms as a vegetarian option

Tasting Profile

Displaying complex aromas of strawberries and cream with hints of forest floor.
The palate is seamless and elegant. Red fruits with enticing gamey characters swirl within layers of mushroom and notes of fresh herbs. The French oak adds ample but delicate tannins delivering a generous delightful length.

Sidewood Estate Pinot Noir 2022

Sidewood Estate Pinot Noir 2022

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