While flicking through the Reuben’s Cooks recipe book a mention of the Iona Sauvignon as an ideal accompaniment to one of the salad dishes – and by the fact that the wine is readily available at Waitrose – led to its purchase.
The salad, (Avocado Salad With Toasted Pine Nuts, Rocket, Parmesan and Balsamic Syrup) a superb starter or with added bread a lighter lunch, is simplicity to prepare. Using the freshest and highest quality ingredients of course, the dish was a most joyous match – about as perfect as you could wish – even if the use of rocket was usurped by pea shoots.
Wine Tasting Note: Iona Sauvignon Blanc, 2008, Elgin, South Africa.
Stockist: Waitrose SAWinesOnline Price: £9.99 [More: Adegga / Snooth]
A super example of a classy, restrained, refined, Sauvignon Blanc. An edge of fig and peach stones lifts the complex mineral-led palate. Lovely balance- crisply done on the finish married with a weighty feel and nice – not overly assertive – acidity. Alcohol 13.5%.
[ out of 5] Scribblings Rating – 92/100
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