Iona Mr P Pinot Noir 2020/22

£14.99

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Additional information

Country

South Africa

Region

Elgin

Grape

100% Pinot Noir

ABV

13.0%

Awards/Accolades

16 Points: Jancis Robinson MW Purple Pages, 90 Points: Tim Atkin MW Specail South Africa Report 2023

Good to know

Organic & Biodynamic practices, Vegan

Tasting Notes

Iona Mr P Pinot Noir has an abundance of dark cherry, strawberry and redcurrant aromas, which lead into fresh, vibrant and juicy cherry flavours with spicy undertones. It has good structure and length. The striking label describes Mr P as a “Pinot for the people” because it is such a stylish wine showing all the characteristics of classic, medium-bodied Pinot Noir at an affordable price. Iona Mr P Pinot Noir joins the wonderful Iona Elgin Highlands wines of Iona Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and the Pinot Noir from this terrific cool climate vineyard in South Africa.

The Pinot grapes for this wine come from younger vines (around 12 – 14 years old) in Langrug, one of Iona’s small farms in the Elgin Valley, with a unique terroir. Here diverse soils, fanned by cooling ocean breezes ensure perfect conditions for slow ripening, allowing the grapes to develop their intense flavours, complexity and finesse. The grapes are hand harvested and 10% are whole bunch fermented for complexity. The wine is subject to the careful and dedicated small wine making team led by Werner Muller. After fermentation and racking, It is matured in 2nd, 3rd and 4th fill French barriques for 11 months.

About the winery

Andrew and Rosy Gunn’s vineyards are located in the Highlands of Elgin to the South East of Cape Town. They are situated on a mountain plateau at 420 metres surrounded by the Kogelburg Nature Reserve where the prevailing winds off the cold Atlantic ocean, account for the layered nuances of their Sauvignon Blanc. The grapes ripen slowly here, often some 2 months later than other Cape vineyards. Winemaker, Werner Muller is one of the most highly respected winemakers in South Africa and Iona wine range continues to go from strength to strength. Although not certified Iona use organic and biodynamic practices in everything they do, from the cattle that graze on a part of the farm and provide manure to the geese and other birds who are kept in the estate to keep vineyard pests at bay.

You can find out more and see the photos of the beautiful Iona Estate in our News & Views Page.

Reviews
2022 Vintage

“Mr P Knows is a good-value Pinot Noir that uses grapes grown on shale soils, mostly on warmer, north-facing sites. Juicy, zippy, crunchy and very lightly wooded, it marries rose petal aromas with a palate of strawberry and goji berry and the faintest nip of tannins. 90 Points: Drink 2023-27”: Tim Atkin Special South Africa Report 2023

2020 Vintage

Pale ruby. Light nose with a hint of beetroot but it’s creditably Pinot, with a bit of sweetness. Finishes a bit short and suddenly, but it’s obviously cool-climate Pinot Noir with perhaps just a little too much sweetness but a certain, not unpleasant, note of violets.  2020 Vintage – 16 Points, Jancis Robinson MW; Purple Pages

Sells in some Independent Wine Merchants £16 – £19.50; check out our competitive price 
Food Match: Duck, Chicken and vegetarian dishes especially with mushrooms.

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