Uva Mira Shiraz 2018
Håndlavet Shiraz rødvin fra Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards.
91P fra Tim Atkins SA Report.
Denne Shiraz har en klassisk stil, fed i smagen og med en dejlig saftig mørk frugt og krydderier: Men rødvinen er samtidig elegant på grund af den store højde og nærheden til havet, så markerne får en naturlig kølighed og en længere vækstsæson.
18 måneder på egefade (hvoraf 40% er nye).
Marken ligger 335 meter over hav-niveau og kun 9 km fra False Bay.
Vinproducent: Christiaan Coetzee
Appelation : Stellenbosch
The Mira SHIRAZ - TASTING NOTES
Hand crafted from our slightly drier Shiraz vineyard, located at a lower vineyard site with Oakleaf soils and a warmer microclimate. This Shiraz is crafted in a classic style, bold in flavour with luscious dark fruit characters and spice yet elegant due to the high altitude and proximity to the ocean. ORIGINHelderberg, Stellenbosch
ASPECT West & North-West facing slopes
SOIL Cumulic soils – Oakleaf, Tukulu
ALTITUDE 335 m above sea level
PROXIMITY TO THE OCEAN 9 km from False Bay
VINTAGE CONDITIONS Leaf fall occurred later than usual which allowed good reserves to build up in the vines. The similarly delayed onset of Winter allowed for good cold unit accumulation. Rainfall was the lowest to date. Days were warm and nights cool. Budding occurred later and flowering was uniform. A dry, warm season resulted in compact berries with some supplementary irrigation necessary. A cooler February allowed for even ripening. An abundant vintage of exceptional quality.
MATURATION 18 Months in French oak barrels, 40 % new
OPTIMUM SERVING TEMPERATURE 15 – 17 °C
TASTING NOTES COLOUR Light Purple Garnet
NOSE Immediately appealing on the nose with notes of fruit cake and plum, which soar from the glass with notes of nutmeg and some cedar. Floral too, with elegant purple violets and subtle herbal freshness.
PALATE A touch of rosemary and hint of sun roasted olive to the luscious plum and crushed white pepper which permeate the palate. Dense and rich, yet fresh and aromatic with lively acidity and refreshing herbal notes enveloped in a luxurious silky, dry structure. Delightful raspberry on the finish.
An authentic and elegant expression showing graceful ageing potential.
GRAPE VARIETY Shiraz