2019 Sidewood Mappinga Chardonnay
Remember the 2018 Sidewood Mappinga Chardonnay? We sure as heck do. It was awarded TWELVE Gold medals domestically and internationally, ranging from the 2019 Australian Wine Showcase, to the 2020 Sakura Wine Awards in Japan, to the 2020 New York International Wine Competition.
Wines like that don’t hang around too long…The good news? They come back the next year with a brand new vintage. So, here we go - the Sidewood Mappinga Chardonnay 2019!
And yes, it lives up to its predecessor.
Straight off the bat it comes from a Halliday Wine Companion 5-red star rated winery, an honour only awarded to the most outstanding producers. They’re family owned and operated and are the largest Certified Sustainable Winery in the Adelaide Hills. If that’s not an indication of commitment and quality we don’t know what is!
The fruit for the Mappinga itself is handpicked from the eponymous low-yielding vineyard and then sees ten months of French Oak (30%). After maturation the barrels are tasted and tested - only the very best go on to bear the ‘Mappinga’ name… It is this uncompromising pursuit of quality that has resulted in such an exceptional, and now world-renowned wine.