Elgin, South Africa
Iona is the coolest vineyard in the cape, high in the Elgin valley which means grapes take longer to ripen resulting in more elegant and restrained wines. The Iona Sauvignon Blanc almost always compromises about 3%-barrel fermented Semillon that lends palate weight richness to the wine.
Fragrance of pure white grapefruit, intense tropical fruit, ripe gooseberry and fleshy kiwi fruit over-lay Iona's distinctive herbal and floral undertones. The palate is keenly balanced showing cut green apples and lime marmalade followed by great minerality and length.