Iona Chardonnay South Africa
Per bottle £18.99
- Brand Iona
- Bottle Size 75cl
- ABV 13%
- Vegetarians Yes
- Vegan Yes
- Vintage 2016
- Country South Africa
- Country Region Elgin
- Grape Variety Chardonnay
- Closure Cork
Intro to Iona Chardonnay South Africa –
Iona Chardonnay from Elgin in South Africa is a complex and elegant wine with lovely citrussy notes and a long finish.
Full tasting note and wine making –
The Iona Chardonnay shows concentrated marzipan and citrus flavours with underlying hazelnut and lime notes, which adds to layered complexity. The Chardonnay is produced from two north-facing vineyards on the western boundary of the estate, both planted in 2003. The cool climate ensures long, slow ripening of the grapes under ideal growing conditions, with the sugar, ph, acids, tannins and flavour compounds being in perfect balance to produce elegant, low alcohol wines of distinction. The grapes for this wine were harvested in March.
Grapes were whole bunch pressed and the fruit of each vineyard block was vinified seperately. The juice settled for twenty four days, after which it was raked to 300L French oak barrels barrel for eleven months in French oak a small proportion of which is new oak, and 10% goes through spontaneous malolactic fermentation.
The producer –
Iona’s vineyards are located in the Highlands, a unique sub-region of Elgin on the saddle between two peaks, which is virtually exclusive to Iona. The uniquely elegant and mineral driven Sauvignon Blanc grown here in the Highlands is a true benchmark for South Africa and has won Iona many loyal followers from around the world.
Iona is thought to be the coolest vineyard in the Cape, 420m above sea-level, high above the Elgin Valley. An extremely long growing season, harvesting up to 2 months after Stellenbosch, results in diverse, complex flavours and fresh elegant wines. The philosophy at Iona is to make wine that expresses the soils and climate as closely as possible, making use of sustainable farming methods and to maximise the use of natural products in farming and winemaking. Everything is done in-house. From the vineyard to the wine distribution, for owners Andrew and Rozy, Iona is the sole source of their focus, passion and great joy.
Drink with –
It is great with lobster or turbot in a cream sauce, shellfish and chicken.
Flagship Wines uses a reliable carrier with a robust national delivery network providing a speedy convenient service to UK mainland addresses.
Deliveries are made Monday to Friday and not normally on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays though Saturday deliveries are possible on payment of an additional charge.
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Delivery in St Albans is FREE for orders over £85, for orders less than £85 the charge is £5.
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Our standard national delivery charge is £10 and is FREE for all orders over £250. The standard delivery is next day for all orders placed by 12noon and the following day for all orders received later than that.
Arrangements in case you’re out at the time of delivery
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Non UK Mainland addresses
For charges applicable for delivery to remote addresses such as the Scottish Highlands and Islands please note that different charges apply and these are clearly shown at checkout. The charges are per case of 12 x 75cl bottles and the delivery time will be a little longer due to the location.
The Scottish postcodes affected are as follows:
AB 30, 33-38, 41-45, 51-56, DD 8-9, FK 19-21, IV 1-18, 30-37, 40, 41-49, 51 -56, 63, KA 15-17, 27-28, KW15-17, PA 20-49, 60-78, PH 15-26, 30-44, 49, 50, HS 1-9, ZE 1-3
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