Iona - Sophie te’Blanche - Sauvignon Blanc
Overview: Established in 1997, Iona Vineyards is a family-owned wine farm located 1,450 feet above sea level overlooking the picturesque Elgin Valley. With the Atlantic Ocean a mere 2 miles away, this unique location invites sea breezes that make it one of the coolest micro climates in the Western Cape. This results in the grapes being on the vine two months longer than most Cape vineyards, thus resulting in beautifully developed flavor profiles.
Accordingly, Iona produces some of the best Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc grapes in the New World. Iona is also blessed with the incredibly talented winemaker, Werner Muller, who has 12 Iona harvests under his belt. The owners of Iona, Andrew and Rozy Gunn, believe that an integral part of their success is their people. All Iona employees are shareholders and receive pension funds, education and social support. Their philosophy is that they would rather employ people than machines; and the winemaker is the custodian of the fruit.
Tasting Notes: The Sophie Sauvignon Blanc has a bouquet of tropical fruit such as mangos, ripe peaches and pineapple with white blossoms that tickle your nose. On the palate the wine coats the mouth with fresh green apples, Meyer lemons, limes and mineral notes on the finish.
Pairing: While this wine would pair well with food such as Indian and Thai curries, as well as fish and seafood ,it is also a great summer drinking wine that can easily take the place of “Rosé all day!”
Format/ABV: 750 ml/13.0
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