Aromatic, minerally, dry light-body white.
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc, a dash of Semillon.
Region: South Africa> Elgin.
Notes: No oak. Sustainable.
Description: 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 in Elgin on a mountain plateau in the coolest region of South Africa, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Aged on its lees with battonage, this refreshing Sauvignon Blanc offers bristling notes of lychee, tropical fruit, and lemongrass that are edged by a bit of cream. Nicely balanced undertones of herbal and white flowers provide minerality and length to this racy, elegant white.
Food Pairing: chicken, seafood, vegetable, soft cheese.