Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards,

The Dance, Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc,
Coastal Region,South Africa,
  • Tim Atkin: 91


Bottle size: 750 ml,

In stock

Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards as high as 620 metres above sea level on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain Range nestle against the Helderberg Nature Reserve.
With breathtaking views of False Bay and Table Bay often wrapped in clouds a cool climate sea breezes a granite foundation and strong minerality of the soil enhanced by acres of fynbos…. nature does her work.Uva is the Latin word for grape Mira means wonderful miraculous and full of charm. Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards is located within the area widely recognised as the “Golden Triangle ” renowned for its noble grape varieties and production of wines of outstanding quality.

Category: SKU: 0d73a25092e5
In The Cellar
Each individual barrel’s evolution is closely monitored throughout the total maturation period which, for our red varietals. When the time is right, the art of blending comes into play where we creatively blend each component into a masterpiece, to complete the process which began in our vineyards, watched over by Mother Nature.

In The Vineyard
Leaf fall occurred at the normal time which allowed good reserves to build up. Winter started late with warmer day and night temperatures and lower rainfall than in the 2016 growing season. A warm spring resulted in early, however uniform budding. A cool yet dry and windy November/December resulted in drier soils and small berries. January rains moistened soils and cool evening temperatures allowed for slower ripening of our grapes.
Colour: Violet red. Nose: Superb cascade of perfume from the glass showing a floral, complex and layered bouquet. Deep purple cassis, mulberry and plum on the nose to begin with, giving way to brighter red fruits with aromas of lavender and faint hints of freshly dried herbs. Palate: Seductively pure with silky tannins, elegant creaminess and a touch of exotic cedar spice. The epitome of the variety with extraordinary fruit purity and bright acidity. Tobacco leaf and detailed earthiness linger to the cranberry-infused finish.