LIFE ON IONA

20 best white wines for Christmas

Iona Sauvignon Blanc, Elgin, South Africa 2013. South African sauvignon blanc just gets better and better, and Andrew Gunn's pin-sharp Iona exemplifies the country's stylistic stance between bold Kiwi and refined Loire in his cool-climate vineyards in Elgin, with the elderflower and grassiness presented with real verve and nerve.

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/20...

HAMISH ANDERSON'S PICK OF ELGIN WHITES

HAMISH ANDERSON'S PICK OF ELGIN WHITES

2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Iona £12.99 (sawinesonline.co.uk)
I sipped this at the end of a long three-hour tasting; it revitalised me and sent me bouncing to work. It is so vibrant and intense without being over-the-top. There is fruit in the form of lemon and kiwi, but it is its savoury nuances and icy-cool, long finish that make this one of the finest versions of this grape I have had from South Africa.


Hamish Anderson
Original publication. The Telegraph
Posted. 2014-04-19