Burgundy & Champagne

Live Virtual Auction, 25 July 2021

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Burgundy & Champagne
  • Iona Vineyards; Chardonnay; 2015; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 3 000 - 4 000

About this Item

Chardonnay, 2015
6 (1 x 6) 750ml

In 1997 Andrew Gunn, an engineer by training, bought land in the Kogelberg overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Elgin and named the farm Iona - after an ancestral Scottish island. As one of the early players to identify, unlock and establish the potential of the cool climate of Elgin for producing world class Chardonnay, Iona have a wonderful reputation, especially for fine whites. A truly unique place to make wine - perched on a 420m high mountain plateau, only 7km from the ocean - this is one of the coolest and latest ripening sites in the Cape winelands.

Critics Ratings

'Less celebrated than the Iona Sauvignon Blanc it may be, but this is every bit as good. The altitude of the vineyards (at 420 metres) and the proximity of the Atlantic contribute to the freshness of the style: tangy, focused and deftly oaked, with a smoky undertone and a long, balanced finish. Impressive stuff. Drink: 2016-20' - Tim Atkin SA Wine Report 2016, 94/100

'Lovely complexity announced early on 15: citrus & fennel, oatmeal, a little toasty oak which will integrate. All precise and refined, all in fresh balance. Long, reverberating finish. One of the most elegant local Chardonnays. Promising lots of pleasure for years.' Platter's SA Wine Guide 2017, 5*

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