2017 Iona Solace Syrah, Elgin, South Africa

Vintage Description

Hand picked and de-stemmed before crushing. No S02 at crushing. Natural fermentation with 2 punch downs a day. Grapes spent 21 days on skin before being pressed and racked into 2nd, 3rd and 4th fill 500L French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

Red berry fruit, full of spice, white pepper and floral notes. Supple, intense palate with fine tannin matched by plenty of fruit.

Vineyard Information

Iona is thought to be the coolest vineyard in the Cape. In terms of style and climate it is 420m above sea-level rising high above the picturesque Elgin Valley. An extremely long growing season, harvesting up to 2 months after Stellenbosch, results in diverse, complex flavours and uniquely fresh and elegant wines. The philosophy at Iona is to make wine that expresses the soils and climate as closely as possible, making use of sustainable farming methods and to maximise the use of natural products in farming and winemaking. Everything is done in-house from the vineyard to the wine distribution. For owners Andrew and Rozy, Iona is their sole focus, passion and a great joy.

Colour Red Origin South Africa
Region South Africa Red ABV 14.00%
Drink From Drink To
Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian