2022 The Mira Chardonnay

Cape South Coast,South Africa,

£29.99

Bottle size: 75cl,

    In stock

    Category: SKU: hub-10390772-1-DP-STOCK-N

    Additional information

    Wine Type

    White

    Country

    South Africa

    Region

    Cape South Coast

    Vintage

    2022

    Brand

    Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards

    Bottle Size

    75cl

    Pack Size

    1x75cl

    Duty Status

    Duty Paid

    Availability

    Immediate

    Producer Profile

    Given owner Toby Venter’s assumed need for speed, as CEO of LSM Distributors, responsible for Porsche and Lamborghini in South Africa, as well as the owners of Kyalami race track, his purchase of Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards in 2013, up against the slopes of the Helderberg seems in direct contrast to this high octane lifestyle. 

    Everything in wine is time. Uva Mira is named for a famous star in the constellation of Cetus (a Greek sea monster who was offered the princess Andromeda to appease Poseidon but was slain by Perseus either by sword or using Medusa’s head which turned him to stone – the details are complicated and murky). The giant red star named ‘the wonderful’ or ‘Mira’ in Latin undergoes a 332-day cycle of fading into obscurity, becoming bright, and then fading again (over almost a year), drawing parallels between winemaking and stargazing. The patience inherent to growing grapes, understanding the terroir, blending, and maturation, the once-a-year opportunity to harvest, and the celebration once you can taste the literal fruits of your labour – explains the name Uva Mira, Latin meaning The Wonderful Grape.