Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards,

The Mira Merlot

Merlot,
Stellenbosch,South Africa,
2019
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  • Greg Sherwood: 92

£26.99

Bottle size: 750 ml,

In stock

The style of this wine was determined in the vineyard, with careful attention being given to green harvesting, canopy management as well as crop management. Soft yet voluptuous with intense, succulent flavours that explode on the palate and awaken your taste buds.

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In The Cellar
Winter started later and was warmer than normal but rainfall was good during the season. Above average temperatures in July resulted in uneven bud break and smaller berries on certain cultivars. Temperature fluctuations in September and October resulted in uneven bunches however weather conditions improved in November. A warmer February resulted in earlier harvesting of certain cultivars. Rain and cool conditions in March slowed down ripening of red wine varietals, which resulted in a later harvest at relatively lower sugar levels. 18 months in French oak barrels, 40% new.

In The Vineyard
Helderberg, Stellenbosch. North & North-East facing slopes. Decomposed granite – Oakleaf, Tukulu. ± 410 m above sea level. 9 km from False Bay.
"The 2019 Merlot from Uva Mira shows an attractive, plush, opulent aromatics jam-packed full of earthy black currant, black plum compote, sweet tobacco, sappy sandalwood, and milk chocolate nuances. Showing all the depth and power of the 2019 vintage, the palate remains soft and supple with a silky, fleshy entry enlivened by tart, bright, plumy acids, crunchy red currant, and drying mineral framing tannins. There is an impressive density and plump palate weight, but it never tends towards heavy or muscley, remaining wonderfully sleek, lithe, and crunchy with just a subtle touch of salty, flinty reduction on the finish. Modern and polished in style, this wine just needs a juicy steak to complete the perfect partnership. Drink now and over the next 5 to 8+ years, but definitely no rush." - Greg Sherwood MW.
Cultivar Description:100% Merlot
Alcohol:14%
Sugar:2.4g/L