Jamie Goode, British journalist and popular blogger (www.wineanorak.com) joined wine cellars in the Elgin valley to get hands-on experience in this Southern Hemisphere harvest. Jamie joined Iona, Paul Cluver, Almenkerk and Elgin Ridge for four days spending time in the vineyards and cellars as grapes were picked, crushed and processed.Read More
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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.
13% alcohol. A lovely Elgin Chardonnay that blends freshness with a bit of richness. Just beautifully balanced. Grapefruit, pear, white peach and subtle bready notes combine to create an expressive Chardonnay with real citrus precision. Real class. | JAMIE GOODE | 94/100