Iona is situated on a mountain plateau 450m above sea level overlooking the Atlantic Ocean 60km east of Cape Town in ...Read more...
Food Pairings for Iona Wines Syrah
Iona is situated on a mountain plateau 450m above sea level overlooking the Atlantic Ocean 60km east of Cape Town in the Elgin Ward. The farm was named "Iona" after an island off the West Coast of Scotland. Proprietor's Andew and Rozy Gunn trace their ancestry to the Vikings that landed in Scotland in the 900s, hence the Viking long boat emblem on the labels. The first vineyards were planted in 1998 and the initial research confirmed that Iona is South Africa's coolest vineyard with harvesting times up to 8 weeks later than other wine producing areas. This Syrah has a lovely voluptuousness, with white pepper, red berries notes on the palate and ripe tannins. Overall, it is classic and understated.
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