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"Youthfully attractive & elegant" Wine Orbit

"Fresh, bright & fragrant" Wine Orbit

Fabulous with grilled salmon or pan fried scallops!

Sileni Cellar Selection Hawke's Bay Cabernet Franc Rosé 2018

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Elsewhere $14.95 $13.00
Awarded 90/100 Points Awarded 17.5/20 Points
Sileni Cellar Selection Hawke's Bay Cabernet Franc Rosé 2018

Sileni Cellar Selection Hawke's Bay Cabernet Franc Rosé 2018

Member rating / 6
In ancient Greece the Sileni were companions of Dionysus, the god of wine, vineyards and theatre...
Elsewhere $14.95 $13.00


Awarded 90/100 Points

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Aug 2018

Awarded 17.5/20 Points

Raymond Chan, Sept 2018


"Fresh, bright and fragrant, the wine shows elegantly lifted aromas of raspberry, rockmelon, apple and floral on the nose, leading to a juicy palate that is refreshing and tasty. It is youthfully attractive and elegant, offering lively fruit flavours, finishing long and succulent. A real crowd-pleaser. At its best: now to 2020" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Aug 2018

"Bright, very pale candy-floss pink, lighter on the rim with a suggestion of purple. The nose is fresh with a firm and well-packed nose of redcurrants with florals and subtle notes of herbs, and mouthwatering minerals. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has an elegantly concentrated heart with tightly bound flavours of redcurrants, red floral and subtle notes of fresh herbs. The mouthfeel is refreshing with crisp acidity and the wine flows along a light, phenolic-textured, thirst-quenching line, leading to a dry, light finish. This is a crisp, dry, refreshing rosé with subtle redcurrant floral and herb flavours on a light-textured, taut, mouthwatering palate. Serve as an aperitif, with canapés and antipasto over the next 2 years. Cabernet Franc fruit from the Bridge Pa Triangle and Dartmoor Valley, picked direct to press, given some skin contact and cool-fermented in tank to 13.0% alc. and 3.0 g/L RS" Raymond Chan, Sept 2018

Varietal berry and cherry aromas with perfumed notes. Vibrant flavours of red berries and spice on a fresh and lively palate with a long finish.

In ancient Greece the Sileni were companions of Dionysus, the god of wine, vineyards and theatre. When there was something to be celebrated, the Sileni were always on hand to encourage enjoyment of delicious food, great wine and social interaction. Named in their honour, Sileni Estates produces a range of wines made to be great collaborators, with a talent for enhancing flavours and textures.

The Cellar Selection Cabernet Franc Rose is sourced from parcels within the Bridge Pa Triangle sub-region of Hawke’s Bay and from the Dartmoore Valley. The warmer Bridge Pa sites offer flavour concentration and palate richness, while cooler growing conditions in the Dartmoore provide intense floral and red fruit aromatics. 

Cabernet Franc fruit is specifically grown for this wine, with grapes picked at optimal ripeness and then held in the press for several hours to gain the desired amount of colour and tannin, before being pressed to tank for clarification and fermentation. Different yeasts are used to provide complexity, with a cool fermentation to enhance aromatics. This wine is bottled early to retain its vibrant aromatics.

Food Pairing: Perfect with grilled salmon, cured meats or pan fried scallops.


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Love this wine at the price. A favourite amongst my friends

Angus - 24/06/2019

Lovely wine, excellent service

Bobbie - 01/03/2018

A style of its own.

Mary - 25/09/2018

Good one!

Graham - 17/01/2019


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