This stylish wine shows concentrated bright citrus notes, orange peel and apricot fruit with underlying oystershell minerality and brioche notes, which adds to layered complexity. The wine is seamless, with flavoursome and long finish.
"Iona make really high quality, elegant wines. There is a cool, classical Burgundian quality to this while delivering really pure, concentrated fruit. It has a moreish complexity and depth that keeps you sipping. I’d enjoy this with a fish pie."
The grapes for this wine from 9-15 year old vines and were handpicked and whole bunch pressed before being fermented in large French oak barrels. It was rested on its lees (yeast) for 11 months to add richness and texture.
At 420m above sea-level, set high above the picturesque Elgin Valley Andrew Gunn founded Iona. It is here overlooking the Atlantic ocean that he has secured some of the coolest vineyards in the Cape. In a country where cool climate vineyards are like gold dust, these vineyards are veritable nuggets. There is an extremely long growing season, allowing Andrew to create wines with complex flavours and a fresh, elegant style. The approach is hands off and the land is farmed according to organic and biodynamic practices with a particular focus on ensuring the health of the soils whilst pests are kept under control by the resident flock of geese that roam the vineyards.
This wine is suitable for consumption by Vegetarians and Vegans.
This wine has been produced using a sustainable process.
This wine is produced following organic practices but is not certified organic.