This is all about what made Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc famous!
Marlborough, New Zealand.
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.
Grown on a vareity of soil types – gravels which provide tropical flavours, clay loams produce citrus notes, and deep silty soils lift the aromatic quality.
Fermented in stainless steel tanks to retain the natural fruit characters.
The Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc has really pungent, tangy grapefruit aromas with a zingy finish and impeccable balance.
Try with a goat’s cheese and sunblush tomato tart!