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. Only made in exceptional vintages, this wine was 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 down to one bunch per shoot to provide ripe and concentrated fruit flavours.
Concentrated, ripe blackberry and Christmas cake aromas. Warm and rich on the palate with mocha flavours and fine, supple tannins on the finish.
Rich game dishes, roast lamb or full-flavoured, hard cheese.