TAPS Winebar

Sileni Estates

Sauvignon Blanc



Exotic fruit, gooseberries, elder and lime. Dry, crispy and delicious. A delicious fresh white wine with a good balance between crispy acidity and slightly ripe fruit sweetness. The grapes for this wine come from 50 acres in the better part of Marlborough on the south island, where the domain also has land. The wine is suitable for Asian food, tapas and charming for itself.


Eksotisk frugt, stikkelsbær, hyld og lime. Tør, sprød og lækker. En herlig frisk hvidvin med god balance mellem sprød syre og en anelse moden frugtsødme. Druerne til denne vin kommer fra 50 hektar i den bedre del af Marlborough på sydøen, hvor domænet også har jord. Vinen er velegnet til asiatisk mad, tapas og charmerende for sig selv.


Country: New Zealand

Region: Marlborough

Winery: Sileni Estates

Year: 2021

Type: White

Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc

Alcohol: 13,5%

Aging: Stainless stell tanks

Closure: Screw cap

Winemaking: Sustainable



Sileni Estates is a relatively new name in New Zealand, founded in 1997 by Sir Graeme Avery. He found the name Sileni in Greek mythology. Sileni was the wine god Dionyso's faithful companion. When there was to be a feast, Sileni would always be there to spread good vibes and get guests to eat and drink all night long. The name thus stands for delicious food, fantastic wine and good company visualized with the triangle in the house logo. The domain covers 106 acres in Hawke's Bay, historically the finest area in New Zealand with warm summers and mild winters. Sileni has certified sustainable operations. The vineyard broke through with a bang in 2004 when Sileni Sauvignon Blanc, was elected the best of New Zealand, since also no. 1 in the tasting of Sauvignon Blanc from around the world.

Sileni Estates er et forholdsvis nyt navn i New Zealand, stiftet i 1997 af Sir Graeme Avery. Navnet Sileni fandt han i den græske mytologi. Sileni var vinguden Dionysos tro følgesvend. Når der skulle være gilde med mad og drikke, var Sileni altid til stede for at sprede godt humør og få gæsterne til at spise og drikke natten lang. Navnet står således for lækker mad, fantastisk vin og godt selskab visualiseret med trekanten i huset logo. Domænet dækker 106 hektar i Hawke´s Bay, historisk det fineste område i New Zealand med lune somre og milde vintre. Sileni har certificeret bæredygtig drift. Vingården brød igennem med et brag i 2004, da Sileni Sauvignon Blanc, blev valgt til den bedste fra New Zealand, siden også nr. 1 i smagning af Sauvignon Blanc fra hele verden.

General grape descriptions

Sauvignon Blanc

Often called simply Sauvignon, extremely popular variety making crisp, dry, aromatic and extremely distinctive wines all over the world. The smell is sharp and piercing and reminds different tasters variously of gooseberries, nettles, crushed blackcurrant leaves, and occasionally cat’s pee. With age, aromas reminiscent of canned asparagus can develop.

Most Sauvignon Blanc is fermented at relatively low temperatures in stainless steel with the intention of preserving every bit of youthful fruit. The wines are in general designed to be drunk as young as possible, although some of the fruit from particularly low-yielding vineyards can be concentrated to withstand oak ageing and may need a year or so in bottle before showing their best.