Iona Monopole Kroon Pinot Noir 2018 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Elgin
R525
In stock
(Only 16 left)
93
TA
'Kroon is on red clay soils and produces the plusher of the two Monopole Series Pinots from Iona. Aged in 30% new wood, this is textured and sweet, with floral top notes, raspberry and wild strawberry fruit and supple, finely judged tannins. Drink 2021-26.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2020, 93/100

'The 2018 Pinot Noir Kroon, which comes from south-facing vines and includes 8% whole bunch, has an open, expressive bouquet of vibrant red berry fruit, red cherries and pomegranate, subtle earthy tones coming through with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins, well-judged acidity and satisfying tension and edginess toward the finish. Excellent. Drink 2022-2032.' – Neal Martin, Vinous, 92/100 (Apr 2021)

The Kroon Vineyard, with its ferricrete soil, is the highest vineyard on Iona. The wine offers an array of seductive black fruits that include berries, cherries and ripe summer plums. The palate is gentle yet generous with pure succulent fruit, bright acidity, charming velvety fine grained tannins resulting in a wine that is nuanced, textured and perfectly balanced with a long savoury finish. – Winemaker
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Werner Muller
Alcohol 13.6%
Body Light to medium-bodied
Blend information 100% Pinot Noir
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Pinot Noir
Rating TA 93
Technical analysis RS: 2.5 g/L | TA: 6.1 g/L | PH: 3.4
Producer information In 1997, Andrew Gunn purchased the beautiful Geelbeksvlei farm located 420 meters above sea-level, overlooking the Elgin Valley. This apple and pear farm was no longer proving to be profitable, and so with the advantageous location of the farm, Andrew decided to plant vines and pursue winemaking. Its high altitude and close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean results in a cool mesoclimate which has a moderating influence and results in consistent quality.
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