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Iona Sauvignon Blanc 2005

Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa
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    Winemaker Notes

    Freshly chopped pear, black currant, nettles and wet stones introduce this pure and precise wine. A superb example of a cool climate Sauvignon Blanc.

    It is particularly good with fresh fish, sushi, shellfish with lemon butter and garlic sauces, fresh oysters and asparagus, artichokes, salads and risotto.

    In 1997 Andrew Gunn, an engineer by training, bought land in the Kogelberg overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Elgin, South Africa. After purchasing the farm, Gunn began examining the climate’s history and determined that the conditions on the 420m high mountain plateau were similar to those in the famed Bordeaux region.

    Named after a Scottish island, Iona’s altitude and cool summer winds blowing off the Atlantic Ocean contribute to a unique environment and ensure that... View More