Sileni Estates is a family-owned winery located in the Hawke's Bay region of New Zealand. The winery was founded in 1997 by Graeme Avery, who named the winery after the Sileni, mythical creatures from Greek mythology who were known for their love of wine. The Sileni Triangle is grown in the Bridge Pa Triangle, sub-region of Hawke’s Bay. Warm temperatures, coupled with free draining red metal gravels, provide the ideal conditions for growing Merlot. Crops were thinned sown to one bunch per shoot to provide ripe and concentrated fruit flavours.
Rich savoury plum, spice and berry fruit aromas. Dark mocha and dark fruit flavours follow through to the palate, with a silky, dark chocolate finish.
Serve with roast beef, braised duck or enjoy with full-flavoured, hard cheese.