The Dance Cabernet Franc from Uva Mira in Stellenbosch has been awarded the prestigious title of Platinum Best in Category – Best South African Red Bordeaux Varietals.
Uva Mira was awarded a Platinum Medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) held in the London. The DWWA is organized by Decanter, publishers of the oldest wine consumer publication, which is currently printed in 90 countries and available online at www.decanter.com.
The DWWA is now in its 14th year and has established its position as the world’s largest and most influential wine competition, with over 17000 entries in 2017.
The Dance Cabernet Franc 2014 was awarded the highest accolade, that of Platinum Best in Category. The competition is judged by a panel of Masters of Wine and top wine experts from around the world, with wines gaining over 95/100 points being awarded Platinum. All Gold medal winning wines within each category are re-tasted; a Platinum medal is awarded to the best wine in each category. This is an impressive achievement for brand South Africa – only six SA wines were awarded this accolade in 2016.
The Dance Cabernet Franc 2014 is matured in French oak barrels for nineteen months and the name is inspired by a pair of Verreaux’s Eagles nesting against the west-facing cliffs of the Helderberg Mountain Range behind Uva Mira. These eagles are known to take a partner for life in an elaborate dancing ritual. The wine is handcrafted from a single vineyard of Cabernet Franc on the estate with limited production of 1200 bottles.
Jancis Robinson describes Cabernet Franc as the feminine side of Cabernet Sauvignon and Decanter coined the phrase “if Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are, respectively, Bordeaux‘s king and queen, Cabernet Franc is its prince.”
The award winning Dance Cabernet Franc from Uva Mira is influenced by its unique location, nestled high against the Helderberg Mountain Range with views over False Bay and Table Bay.
* All wines are available to order online at www.uvamira.com or directly from the tasting room located off Annandale Road in Stellenbosch, open daily from 10 am until 6 pm.