Thursday, February 20, 2020

MENU's Wine of the Week. Iona Wild Ferment Sauvignon Blanc 2018

John tasted this wine at Iona with his American tour clients
who declared it one of the best sauvignons they had tasted anywhere. They are particular fans of Sancerre

When just opened, it shows initial “cat's pee on a gooseberry bush” on the nose. This settles to grapefruit and Elgin Sauvignon’s signature granadilla as well as a whiff of elderflower. 

Fermented in used oak barrels with native wild yeasts, it has a rich, full mouthfeel and is delightfully fresh-flavoured with comfortably moderate acidity. It is a super drink on its own as an apéritif, but will be a fabulous accompaniment to creamy fish or chicken dishes. The grapefruit follows gently on the palate, with developing flavours of fig and gooseberry, ending bone dry with a hint of granadilla.

Platter scores it 4½ Stars. Expect to pay around R190 per bottle

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