Iona Sauvignon Blanc Elgin South Africa 2017
- Brand Iona
- Bottle Size 75cl
- ABV 13%
- Vintage 2017
- Country South Africa
- Country Region Elgin
- Grape Variety Sauvignon Blanc
- Closure Screwcap
Intro to Iona Sauvignon Blanc –
Iona Sauvignon Blanc is produced from vines grown in the coolest vineyard in Elgin in South Africa. It has aromas of grapefruit, kiwi and gooseberry with green apples and lime marmalade on the palate.
Full tasting note and wine making –
Iona Sauvignon Blanc has a fragrance of pure white grapefruit, intense tropical fruit, ripe gooseberry and fleshy kiwi fruit over-lay Iona’s distinctive herbal and floral undertone. The palate is balanced showing green apples and lime marmalade followed by great minerality and length. In the vineyard each soil type and aspect of the vineyards are matched with a different clone to capture the range of flavours of this grape and are also vinified separately. The harvest of the Sauvignon Blanc stretched from middle March to early April which provides a perfect long ripening period to develop the intense concentrated flavours. An important component is the addition of 4% Semillon which enhances the mid- palate weight and complexity of the wine. Stirring of the lees brings that unmistakable Iona texture.
The Producer –
Iona’s vineyards are located in The Highlands, a unique sub-region of Elgin on the saddle between two peaks, which is virtually exclusive to Iona. The uniquely elegant and mineral driven Sauvignon Blanc grown here in The Highlands is a true benchmark for South Africa and has won Iona many loyal followers from around the world.
Iona is thought to be the coolest vineyard in the Cape, 420m above sea-level, high above the Elgin Valley. An extremely long growing season, harvesting up to 2 months after Stellenbosch, results in diverse, complex flavours and fresh elegant wines. The philosophy at Iona is to make wine that expresses the soils and climate as closely as possible, making use of sustainable farming methods and to maximise the use of natural products in farming and winemaking. Everything is done in-house. From the vineyard to the wine distribution, for owners Andrew and Rozy, Iona is the sole source of their focus, passion and great joy.
Drink with –
Try this fresh tangy wine with fresh asparagus, chicken and seafood dishes but it is also enjoyable by itself.
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Arrangements in case you’re out at the time of delivery
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Non UK Mainland addresses
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The Scottish postcodes affected are as follows:
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Out of Stock
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