Lightly tropical with a nice finish of oaky and caramel notes, the Sileni Estates Cellar Selection Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay is fruity without being too overpowering or sickly sweet. It is dry with a light body with a medium aroma, which would make it a perfect pairing for lighter dishes, like shrimp, seafood, fish and fresh pasta.
The Sileni Estates Cellar Selection Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay originates from Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, where five major rivers meet, making the soil fertile and teeming with complexity, perfect for growing fruit. Sileni prides itself in using the best techniques, combining both modern and traditional styles of winemaking.
Something that you could try that perfectly pairs with the Sileni Estates Cellar Selection Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay is making a simple Lemon Risotto with Mascarpone Cheese. The tangy and zesty risotto, with the rich and sweet Mascarpone should balance the citrus and fruity notes of the wine.
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.