IONA One Man Band White
ONE MAN BAND WHITE VINEYARDS
Our Sauvignon Blanc vineyards represent around 60% of the total plantings on Iona. The complexity of the wine is a tribute to the array of vineyard blocks from which the wine is produced. Some of the vineyards are trellised in an east-west direction, helping to produce the underlying herbal tones on the wine, while vineyards trellised north-south help us to provide ripeness and complexity.
We have been planting Sauvignon Blanc regularly from 1998 when the first vineyards were established, and currently there are 22 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc planted.
Lovely pure fruit, elegant and vibrant. Floral with white stone fruit and blackcurrant. Tangerine lingers on the mid palate with a long savoury finish of pea shoots, fine herbs and sea breeze. Complex, layered, classic and poised.
VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION
The grapes were whole bunch pressed. Overnight settling without enzymes and racked straight to barrels where fermentation started spontaneously. Wine is 100% barrel fermented in 2nd and 3rd fill 500L French oak barrels. The wine aged for 11 months in barrel before being racked and bottled.