The experience of Sauvignon Blanc is so entrenched in our expectations from NZ whites that it’s hard to imagine other experiences. Which is not a bad thing when looking for Chardonnay with a brisk, zingy, refreshing bite. And moderate alcohol. Sileni is not non-oaked, but it feels that way, and is perfect for aperitif, and for seafood appetizers.
SILENI 12 Chardonnay, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand 358994 $15.95