Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards,

The Single Tree

Stellenbosch,South Africa,
  • Greg Sherwood: 95


Bottle size: 750 ml,

In stock

The Chardonnay for which Uva Mira is renowned, consistently awarded prestigious accolodes since the premiere 2004 vintage was awarded the title “The Best Chardonnay in the World” IWSC, 2006. This Chardonnay is named after the stately Candlewood tree that graces the centre of the Chardonnay vineyard. A powerful and appealing style of Chardonnay produced in our traditional style.

In The Cellar
The wine spends 9 months in French oak barrels, 50% new oak.

In The Vineyard
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.
"Of the three Chardonnays produced in the Uva Mira range, the Single Tree Chardonnay is often one of the most Burgundian and intense wines in their offering. Often said to carry a little more newer oak than the other cuvees, this 2019 is simply a pristine chiselled work of art, showing beautiful aromatics of lemon biscuits, wet hay, pineapple pastille and white citrus with just the faintest hint of leesy oatmeal and savoury vanilla pod spice. Throughout the palate, a racy vein of salinity and acidity invigorates the wine lending extra tension, linearity and freshness. But it is perhaps the nutty, stony limestone minerality that makes tasters offer up so many comparisons with topflight Puligny Montrachet or Chassagne Montrachet. Indeed, this is certainly not a wine I would want to be “blinded” on as I would probably hedge my bets and opt for a premium domaine white Burgundy. Intense and fresh without being tart, concentrated and ripe without being weighty, this is a beautifully refined, complex expression of Chardonnay. Drink now and over the next 6 to 8+ years." Greg Sherwood MW