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Primary Notes: Plum, Currant, Black Cherry Cinnamon
Secondary Notes: Oaky
Tertiary Notes: Tobacco
Body: Medium +
Origin & Awards
Origin: Stellenbosch, South Africa
Maker: Uva Mira
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Awards: >85 pts
Serving Temperature: Best served between 16–18 degrees.
Asian Food Pairing: Roast duck, wagyu don, Korean BBQ.
Western Food Pairing: Grilled sirloin steak, pepperoni pizza, grilled artichokes, aged cheddar.
Uva Mira The Mira Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Uva Mira The Mira Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine of poise, finesse and polished tannins.
Deep ruby red colour. Plush bouquet of bright red cherries and tobacco. Sophistication, complexity, silky tannins and depth of flavour on the dry palate. Juicy red cherry and plum flavours with a dash of dark currants, tobacco spice, pencil shavings and chalky tannins. Closes with a dry and lingering finish. An age-worthy wine.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The vines are on the warmer, lower slopes of the estate vineyards in Helderberg, 9 kilometres from False Bay. Specifically, they come from the Helderberg Annandale pocket of wine farms that form part of the Golden Triangle, an area well-known for noble grape varietals and Cabernet Sauvignon in particular. The vineyards are North and North-east facing with Cumulic soils (Tukulu) and an altitude of 300–400 metres above sea level.
Delicate hand-picking of the berries before transportation to the cellar. The fruit goes through a meticulous hand selection on a sorting table upon arrival at the cellar. Fermentation for 18 months in French oak barrels, 50 % new
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AWARDS & ACCOLADES
- 90 POINTS
- 89 POINTS