New Zealand is indeed a magical place. With differing climates and locations, the land is fertile and ripe for agriculture. It is in these soils that the Sauvignon Blanc grape prefers to call home. The temperature and climate is perfect, as well as the fertility and acidity of the soil. The same is said for Sileni Estates Straits Grand Reserve Sauvignon Blanc. Due to the exquisite location of their terroirs, the wines not only take on the fruitiness of the land, but also embibe certain characteristics of the ocean, thanks to the close proximity.
This wine is dry, but balanced with an attractive sweetness. It is full bodied, fresh, and is quite bold. To the eye: delicious golden yellows are tantalizing. On the nose: a rich, oaky, fresh bouquet of tropical fruit massages the senses. On the palate: rich notes of passionfruit, gooseberry, grapes, and white fruit are noticed. A long delicious finish is also noticed.
This wine is perfect for food pairing. Best paired with shellfish, the fruity characteristics and dry nature combine perfectly to enhance the sweetness and creaminess of fresh shellfish, such as prawns, scallops, and oysters. The world is indeed your oyster with this wine. Perhaps you’ll end up pairing it with this as well.
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.