|Dry, White, Light Bodied, Tropical Fruits, Minerality
Vegetarian, Vegan, Sustainable
Introducing Sileni Estates 'The Straits' Grand Reserve Sauvignon Blanc - a classic regional-style wine with intense gooseberry and passionfruit aromas. Its rich and full palate pairs perfectly with white meats and seafood, from oysters to crayfish. Enjoy lightly chilled for a fantastic dining experience.
Decanter Magazine: 92pts (2019 vintage)
"Named after the Sileni who were the hedonistic companions of Dionysus, the Greek God of wine, this is an equally exuberant Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc (once the shy, youthful nose opens in the glass) boasting lush mango, white peach and tangy herbaceous flavours. The best parcels of grapes from vineyards on gravel, loam and silt soils were used, and it spends time on lees for added complexity, the yeasty creaminess not masking the mouthwateringly fresh acidity. Top value!"
About the Producer
Sileni Estates was born from a long-standing interest in wine by Graeme Avery. In late 1997, along with financial director Chris Cowper and winemaker Grant Edmonds, he established Sileni as an export-oriented producer, committed to crafting world-class fine wines.
The winery is named after the Sileni who featured in Greek mythology as the companions of Dionysus, the God of Wine. They celebrated good wine, good food and good company - the holy trinity here at Boutinot. The vineyards and winery are based near Hasting in, Hawke’s Bay - the oldest wine region in New Zealand, on the east coast of the North Island. The wines are precise and fruit-driven, and as well as Pinot Noir and Syrah the range includes a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
Vineyard and Winery
Grown across a variety of soil types. Gravels provide tropical flavours, clay loams produce citrus notes and deep silty soils lift the aromatic quality. The best parcels are selection for this wine and harvested only when fully ripe. Fruit is cool fermented in stainless steel tanks to retain the pure fruit flavours. A period on yeast lees post ferment develops texture and complexity.
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