Iona Sauvignon Blanc 202075cl
Iona Sauvignon Blanc 2020
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"Very fine and fresh and sleek. Dry and super appetising. A very fair price. Much more interesting than most Marlborough examples." - JANCIS ROBINSON
"This very lightly wooded estate Sauvignon Blanc deserves its many plaudits, consistently delivering plenty of flavour at a fair price. Combined with 3% Semillon, it has flavours of passion fruit and white pepper, good texture and a racy, crunchy finish." - TIM ATKINS
Description of Iona Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Iona Sauvignon Blanc 2020 (Sauvignon Blanc)
Beautiful purity of limes and ripe gooseberry, with tropical, floral and fine herbal notes, ruby grapefruit and white pear drop on the finish. This is cool climate Sauvignon Blanc - vibrant, mineral, elegant, balanced and delicate, with a long, layered and complex finish.
GRAPES: Sauvignon Blanc
WINEMAKING: Grapes were hand-picked into crates early in the morning to ensure that the grapes stayed cool. Each of the 9 blocks are harvested and vinified separately. 10% skin contact for between 8-12 hours. After gentle pressing, the must was settled, maintaining a temperature of 6-8°C. Fermentation occurred at 14-16°C, using different commercial yeast strains particularly suited to Sauvignon Blanc. The wine was kept on the gross lees for 5 months and stirred regularly to enhance the richness of the mid-palate. The 4% Sémillon component was fermented naturally in 2nd and 3rd fill 500L French oak barrels to enhance the mid-palate weight and to add complexity to the wine. A selection of different Sauvignon Blanc vineyard sites were naturally fermented in 500L French oak barrels. The barrel fermentation component made up 4% of the final blend.
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