2023 Elgin Highlands Sauvignon Blanc

£16.80 per bottle

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Highly rated South African Sauvignon Blanc, full of ripe tropical fruits, and cool climate finesse. Fragrance of pure white grapefruit, intense tropical fruit, ripe gooseberry and fleshy kiwi fruit over-lay Iona's distinctive herbal and floral undertone. The palate is keenly balanced showing cut green apples and lime marmalade followed by great minerality and length. It is a beautifully pure, textured Sauvignon and the tiny addition of barrel-fermented Semillon just gives a smoothness, and added complexity, whilst retaining the wine's fresh, enigmatic appeal.

Iona's vineyards are located in The Highlands, a unique sub-region of Elgin on the saddle between two peaks, which is virtually exclusive to Iona. The uniquely elegant and mineral driven Sauvignon Blanc grown here in The Highlands is a true benchmark for South Africa and has won Iona many loyal followers from around the world. The vineyards are on a mountain plateau 420 metres above sea level, surrounded by the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. In a country where cool sites are precious, these vineyards are like gold dust - the grapes ripening up to two months later than other Cape vineyards and in perfect balance. Iona is South Africa's coolest vineyard site.

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Located in Elgin · South Africa

Elgin, by the Cape South coast at Africa’s southern tip, is South Africa’s coolest wine-growing region. At an altitude of 450 metres and with views over the Atlantic Ocean sits Iona, the highest winery in Elgin and South Africa’s coolest growing-season vineyard. 

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