Aged on its lees with battonage, the wine offers bristling notes of citrus, tropical fruit, and lemongrass that is edged by a bit of cream. Nicely balanced undertones of herbal and white florals provide minerality and length to this racy, elegant white.
Eight different Sauvignon Blanc clones from different estate parcels were used to create this cuvee. Given the cool climate at Iona, the fruit is harvested in different passes to ensure proper phenolic ripeness. In the cellar, each block was vinified separately – some batches were fermented naturally, others on their skins and the remainder was inoculated. A small percentage of Semillon is typically added to the blend to enhance mid-palate depth and complexity.