75cl * Sustainable * 13.5% ABV * Hawke's Bay, 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 and committed himself to crafting world-class fine wines. The winery is named after the Sileni who featured in Roman mythology alongside Bacchus, the God of Wine. The vineyards and winery are based near Hastings, Hawke’s Bay - the oldest wine region in New Zealand - on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand.
Lovely citrus and nectarine flavours are backed up by gentle, sweet oak and lees-stirred complexity. It's drinking well now, but could easily be kept for another two to three years - if you can wait that long!