Christmastime and the joyous holiday season comes to mind with a sip of the fine Sileni Estates Exceptional Vintage Merlot. Imagine being wrapped up in a giant duvet or sweater of cottony soft warmth, with a crackling fireplace, when it is cold, chilly and nippy outside, that is what a sip of this wine is exactly like.
The fruit of the Sileni Estates Exceptional Vintage Merlot is de-stemmed and partially crushed. These were allowed to ferment for approximately seven days until its secondary fermentation, for another three weeks before its pressing. Grown in warmer temperatures, the fruit for this wine were purposefully thinned down to one bunch per shoot to give a richer, more concentrated flavor.
The Sileni Estates Exceptional Vintage Merlot is a perfect, decadent accompaniment to hearty and meaty holiday roasts, rich and gamey dishes, herbaceous roast lamb or mature aged hard cheeses. Just like its namesake, this wine is truly exceptional.
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.