Iona Elgin Highlands Wild Ferment Sauvignon Blanc, 2019
Viticulture Each soil type and aspect of the Sauvignon blanc vineyards are matched with different clones to ensure they capture the endless flavours of the variety in the vineyards. These are retained in the cellar, with each block being vinified separately. The harvest of the Sauvignon blanc stretched from middle March to early April which provides a perfect long ripening period to develop the intense concentrated flavours.Viticulture The grapes were selected from three different vineyard sites, Block D2, Baker vineyard and Block F4. The soils consist of Table Mountain Sandstone, giving delicacy and intense, concentrated fruit flavours. The blocks consist of two different clones, 316 and 259. Winemaking Hand-picked and whole bunch pressed. The juice was settled for 12hours, before being racked to 500L French oak barrels (2nd,3rd and 4th fill). Fermentation was spontaneous and the temperature was kept between 18 - 22‚°C. The wine was aged for 11 months in barrel, before it was racked and bottled.