Iona Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2018  £13.95

Enlarge Image
Only 14 In Stock750ml White Wine1 - 5
Save 7%
Save 13%
Order in the next 1 Hours 03 minutes 09 seconds for dispatch today
  • Description
  • Reviews
  • Price Match Request
  • Q&A


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. There is an extremely long growing season, allowing Andrew to create wines with complex flavours and a fresh, elegant style. 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.

Each soil type and aspect of the Sauvignon blanc vineyards are matched with different clone to ensure we capture the endless flavours of the variety in the vineyards. These are retained in the cellar, with each block being vinified separately. The harvest of the Sauvignon blanc stretched from middle March to early April which provides a perfect long ripening period to develop the intense concentrated flavours. An important component is the addition of a little Semillon which enhances the mid- palate weight and complexity of the wine. Stirring of the lees brings that unmistakable Iona texture.

Hand harvested then a temperature controlled fermentation at 12-14°C, followed by 6 months aging on the lees.

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. Fresh asparagus, chicken and seafood dishes but is also enjoyable by itself.


Our Best Selling Iona South African Wine
Loading ...
Our Best Selling South African Wine
Loading ...
Also Bought
Godello DO Monterrei 2016 by Mara MartinPinot Noir 2015 by IonaProsecco NV by Casa Sant'Orsola
Mara Martin Godello DO Monterrei 2016
Iona Pinot Noir 2015
RRP £24.95
Save 12%
Casa Sant'Orsola Prosecco NV
Bordeaux Superieur Jean Christophe Barbe 2015 by Chateau Mahon-LavilleMr. P Knows Pinot Noir 2017 by IonaElgin Chardonnay 2017 by Iona
Chateau Mahon-Laville Bordeaux Superieur Jean Christophe Barbe 2015
Iona Mr. P Knows Pinot Noir 2017
RRP £14.95
Save 7%
Iona Elgin Chardonnay 2017
RRP £20.95
Save 5%
Coste di Moro Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2015 by LunariaMarlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018 by 3 Wooly SheepMarlborough Pinot Noir 2015 by Saint Clair
Lunaria Coste di Moro Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2015
RRP £14.95
Save 7%
3 Wooly Sheep Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018
RRP £11.95
Save 8%
Saint Clair Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015
RRP £16.95
Save 12%