ABV: 13.5% | Grape: Pinot Noir| Location: Elgin, South Africa| Organic |Vegan| Cases of 6x75cl
“Impressively complex, well balance and basically a wine crying out for a seductive food and wine matching.” 92 points, Greg Sherwood MW
Beef Bourguignon with mushrooms or braised lamb shanks.
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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. Beautiful fruit purity of limes and ripe gooseberry, with tropical, floral and fine herbal notes, ruby grapefruit and white pear drop on the finish. 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.
The grapes were berry selected on a sorting table, destemmend and gently crushed. The must fermented in stainless steel tanks at 28°C, with regular punch downs during the fermentation. After malolactic fermentation, the wine matures for 12-14 months in 300 litre French oak barrels with 25% new.
Succulent black cherry aroma, bright but delicate and hints of forest floor, with underlying floral and spicy notes. On the palate, the wine is powerful yet elegant, with silk-textured length.