Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards,

The Mira Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon,
Coastal Region,South Africa,
  • Greg Sherwood: 94
  • Platter's: 93


Bottle size: 750 ml,

In stock

Uva Mira benefits from the location of its mountain vineyards, which are 620 metres above sea level at their highest point, as the climate falls into category two on the Winkler Scale. In layman’s terms this means it has a lot more in common with vineyards in France than their South African neighbours. This, alongside the decomposed granite soils, allows them to produce wines which are the finest expression of terroir we’ve seen from anywhere in the New World.

The wine is a luscious deep ruby red in the glass offering a glorious aroma of fresh, ripe cassis and crushed red cherries alongside a complement of fynbos and tobacco leaf. An incredibly finessed and elegant style of cabernet with a wonderful depth of flavour and harmonious integration of the oak, having rested in French barrels for 18months, resulting in an incredibly smooth and silky finish.

This wine has been no stranger to accolades, the 2015 vintage received the coveted 5 star award from John Platter and ‘Best South African Red’ from Mundus Vini. In our opinion the 2017 is the perfect sequel, like Terminator 2 or Aliens.

Category: SKU: 654ad60ebd1a
In The Cellar
Guiding our Grapes from Vine to Wine Each individual barrel’s evolution is closely monitored throughout the total maturation period which, for our red varietals, can last for a period of up to 19 months.

In The Vineyard
With the first winter rainfall occurring at the end of May, it was one of the driest winters, which made for a challenging year. Winter was late but cold enough to ensure good dormancy in our vines. Hot temperatures from October resulted in earlier budding than 2015. Berries were smaller than usual with pleasing flavour concentration which made for a truly unique vintage.
"The Mira Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 is the current release from this beautiful high-altitude Helderberg boutique wine property in Stellenbosch. With vineyards situated circa 620 metres above sea level and no more than a few kilometres from the Atlantic Ocean in False Bay, you can really see why this wine shows such an incredible youthful vibrancy and perfumed freshness. It was matured for 18 months in French oak barrels, of which 40% were new, yet the oak is seamlessly integrated, allowing the complex aromatics to truly resonate, revealing notes of pressed violets, red and black cherries, crème de cassis, sweet cherry tobacco, wet tannery leather, and intense saline maritime oyster shell nuances. On the palate, the fresh mouth-watering acids derived from the decomposed granite soils make this an incredibly lithe, intense expression of Cabernet Sauvignon - powerful, saline, and pure fruited without losing any of the grape’s intrinsic elegance or grandeur. A truly spellbinding red wine from an iconic South African vintage that offers insane value for money. Drink now and over the next 10 to 12+ years." - Greg Sherwood MW.