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 keenly balanced showing cut green apples and lime marmalade followed by great minerality and length.
Try this with Thai fish cakes.
"One of our favourite Sauvignon Blancs from Andrew Gunn's Iona Winery. The cooler climate and high-altitude location of Elgin gives the wine a beautifully fresh, minerally character. There's hints of tropical fruit too. We know you're going to love it."
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.