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Iona Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Iona Sauvignon Blanc 750ml 2013     
Sku: 1861591

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Located in Elgin, South Africa, Andrew Gunn and family acquired this beautiful, but run-down apple farm in 1997. A first generation South African, Andrew can trace his ancestry back to the Vikings, hence the long boat emblem on the labels. The vineyards of Iona are located on a mountain plateau in the coolest region of South Africa, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Sauvignon Blanc is the main focus, accounting for nearly 65% of Iona’s plantings, along with Syrah, Mourvedre, Viognier and Bordeaux varietals. Winemaker John Seccombe produces clear, focused wines with a sense of place, while bringing a fresh outlook on Iona’s unusual vineyard sites.

Tasting notes
The wine was aged on its lees with battonage. Vibrant notes of citrus, tropical fruit, and lemongrass are framed by hints of cream. A backbone of minerality and nicely balanced undertones of herbal and white florals provide complexity and length to this racy, elegant white.

 Wine Advocate 87 points (Oct 2014)
The 2013 Sauvignon Blanc is blended with 4% Semillon and has a light grassy, grapefruit-scented bouquet. The palate is crisp and focused with sour lemon on the entry, plenty of green apple and a well-defined and focused, gooseberry finish.

Technical notes
(96% Sauvignon Blanc/4% Semillon). Different Sauvignon Blanc clones from the estate were vinified separately using reductive vinification with cultured yeasts Vin7, VL3 and X5. A small percentage of Semillon is typically added to the blend to enhance mid-palate depth and complexity.

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Regional Varietals:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Country: South Africa
Region: Overberg
Sub-Region: Elgin
Grape Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Type: Still wine
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