Region: Helderberg, Stellenbosch
Fresh in style, the Mira Chardonnay is produced in a gently oaked style from selected chardonnay vineyards on the Estate, which are situated at 385m alt. and 9km fomr the sea. A wine of intense purity with an elegant, creamy texture.
A cold and wet winter filled up the soil profiles. Warm weather in August resulted in earlier bud break, after which a warm, dry and windy summer accelerated ripening by two weeks. Lower temperatures at night during ripening contributed to pleasing colour and flavour.
A compelling nose showing enticing aromas of white peach, some orange zest and a hint of marzipan. Enticing minerality, with a lovely floral fragrance and subtle spice. A wine of real poise and fruit purity with sweet, juicy lime offset by fresh, lingering acidity. Complex and balanced with an elegant creaminess and chalky texture.