Sileni Estates The Straits Sauvignon Blanc
A Smart Hint of Sweetness
A classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, The Straits vintage by Sileni Estates balances the minerality of this type of wine with the region’s distinct hint of sweetness.
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Straight from the oldest wine region of New Zealand, Hawke’s Bay, this wine is rich and intensely flavored. Residual sugars are left purposefully in the wine, the New Zealand take on this grape wine originally from the Loire Valley of France. In classic Kiwi style, it has strong aromas of gooseberry and passion fruit, plus a mouth-filling palate with fine acidity and a beautifully long finish.
New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs cross from west to east when it comes to pairings. They favor herbaceous foods, filled with dill, coriander, and — in particular — mint. Salads with ripe tomatoes, peppers, goat cheese, and tropical food go very well with it. This is a perfect wine for grilled fish and seafood, especially the saltwater varieties. The hint of sweetness in it matches perfectly with Asian-style seafood dishes full of zingy flavors or citric marinades. Try it with garlic prawns or next to anything on a Thai menu and you won’t regret it.
Sileni Estates crafts wines that are perfect for food pairings, designed to bring out the best in each type of cuisine they’re served with. The wintery prides itself on being a collaborator with skills for enhancing flavors and textures already there. It is one of the few wineries in the world certified for sustainable business practices and holds ISO 14001 accreditation. It is also a member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.