Tim Atkin, MW [ 94/100 ]
Jancis Robinson, MW [ 17/20 ]
This is a real beauty of a Sauvignon Blanc and one that has been lauded by the critics. Beautiful purity of limes and ripe gooseberry, with tropical, floral and fine herbal notes, ruby grapefruit and white pear drop on the finish. This is cool climate Sauvignon blanc – vibrant, mineral, elegant, balanced and delicate, with a long, layered and complex length.
Pair the Iona Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc with a simply grilled sea bass.
Surrounded by the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, the isolated Iona wine estate sports majestic views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and a cool climate somewhere between Burgundy and Sancerre. Average temperatures are a brisk 16-17 degrees, but strong coastal breezes and a long growing season allow the Iona wine farm to extend hang times and push ripeness without sacrificing acidity. Utilising sustainable farming practises, the estate turns out an impeccably balanced set of wines led by their chiselled and mineral-driven Sauvignon Blanc.
Alcohol: 13.6% vol
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