Very pale salmon colour. Subtle red fruits such as raspberries and redcurrants with touch of autolytic yeast and fresh bread. Dry, light bodied with firm, high acidity. Strawberries on toast favours with a touch of confectionary. Zesty foaming mousse creating a clean and fresh finish. Plenty of work gone into this wine with five years on lees and hand riddling. 80% Pinot noir and 20% Chardonnay.
Sidewood Methode Traditionelle Isabella Rose 2015, Adelaide Hills SA.
Outstanding (Score range 95-100)
Often an internationally recognised, leading brand or winery – but not always! Produces a classic wine that is a faultless representation of the style/variety. Complexity on the nose and a seamless palate are an example of the hallmarks of an outstanding wine.
Highly Recommended (Score range 92-94)
A quality focused wine that has plenty of style. Length of palate and intensity are often key characteristics of highly recommended wines. These producers could be the ones to watch in the future.
Recommended (Score range 89-91)
An above average well-made, reflection of the style/variety, which often represents good value for money.