Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards,

The Mira Shiraz

Shiraz,
Stellenbosch,South Africa,
2020
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  • Greg Sherwood: 94

£29.99

Bottle size: 750 ml,

In stock

Hand crafted from our slightly drier Shiraz vineyard, located at a lower vineyard site with Oakleaf soils and a warmer microclimate. This Shiraz is crafted in a classic style, bold in flavour with luscious dark fruit characters and spice yet elegant due to the high altitude and proximity to the ocean.

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In The Cellar
Throughout the season, weather conditions were favourable. Sufficient cold units were accumulated during the winter to break dormancy, while rainfall was average. Favourable conditions continued throughout the growing season, which contributed to a somewhat earlier but even bud-break. Moderate summer temperatures allowed for excellent flavour retention in the berries. Smaller berries and a lighter crop made for a great season overall with exceptional wines. 16 months in French oak barrels, 40% new .

In The Vineyard
Helderberg, Stellenbosch. West & North-West facing slopes. Decomposed granite – Oakleaf, Tukulu. 335 m above sea level. 9 km from False Bay.
"The 2020 Mira Shiraz shows all the elegance and finesse that characterizes premium wines from this attractive, supple vintage. The aromatics are complex and spicy, revealing intricate notes of black cherries, bramble berries, and mulberries over subtle nuances of burnt wood embers and campfire smoke. The palate weight is medium bodied and incredibly elegant with a weightless fruit concentration, soft, silky polished tannins, and earthy, red and black berry fruits that melt away slowly to reveal exotic grilled meat notes, sweet Christmas spices and a smoky, bruleed finish. Several years of extra aging in the bottle before release make this a thoroughly seductive Shiraz that's totally irresistible and ready to drink now and over the next 3 to 5+ years." - Greg Sherwood MW.
Cultivar Description:100% Shiraz
Alcohol:14%
Sugar:2.6g/L